Hikes, backpacking trips, talks and walks by registered Maine guide True Soilikki. Do you love nature, beauty, wilderness, and hiking? Do you want to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, or backpack the length of Newfoundland? True has backpacked those along with many shorter trails. “I love the Maine woods, that’s why I live here and have walked just about every inch of woods trail I can find. I wanted to share that love and became a Maine Guide.” What can her experience offer you?
Guided Hikes in Mid Coast Maine
Walk in Beauty and Grace
Silent Sunrise Meditative Walks
You will walk enjoying the beauty and peace of nature in silence. This is more of a meditation or prayer than work-out. Come feel the power, Spring 2012 locations to be announced by email. Don’t you deserve to take care of yourself and create a time of peace? Call now to arrange a private hike.
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Hiking with a Maine Guide in Camden, Maine
Group Hikes and Custom 1/2 and Full Day Hiking and Overnight Backpacking Trips
For You, women, Small Groups, Families and Companies even your Dog. Companion Hikes and Walks for WOMEN in Camden and the mid coast area. Informal group hikes arranged. Hourly rates available, please discuss bringing your dog prior to outing.
CALL or EMAIL now for RATES and information.
Women who “RUN” with Dogs
(or rather hike, ski, or snowshoe with dogs)
Information for you on dog-friendly hiking, skiing, camping, parks and all things dog-friendly.
You and your dog deserve a romp. Come play. Your dog will be so happy. For Active, Healthy, FRIENDLY Dogs and People. You assume full responsibility for your dog and will follow all regulations. Vaccinations must be up to date. call or email now for more information on dog friendly hikes in the Camden Mid Coast area.
What was the last mountain you climbed? When was that? How did it make you feel? Do you love to hike? Are you new to hiking? Do you want to meet other people who love to hike? Do you just want someone to go with you? Friendly hiker dogs are welcome with advance notice. Come see why artists and nature lovers come to the mid coast. Call or email now for more information and to put put on the hike email list
Wednesday, January 4 ,2012 Maine Outdoor Adventure Club Meeting , Portland
Program starts at 7:00!
Program: Extending the Temperate Hiking Season—Goin’ South with Taru “True” Soilikki
The southern states are an excellent backpacking destination. Spring starts early and fall lingers later. Wouldn’t you love the mild temperatures? The bugs, ticks and poison ivy aren’t out, the profusion of spring wild flowers is amazing and their perfume delightful. When you return to Maine, mud season may be over. If it’s October or November, you’ll have missed the rains and you can be home for the holidays.
There are many long hiking trails in the south. True will talk about her adventures with her dog on the Ouachita Trail in Arkansas, the beach walk on the Mountains to the Sea Trail in North Carolina, the Pinhoti Trail in Alabama and Georgia and along the Benton MacKaye Trail through Georgia and Tennessee. Also, dogs are welcome all along the Ozark Trail in Missouri and all but the very end of the Ozark Highlands Trail in Arkansas.
Fall class begins in October. Preparing for a long distance hike? Do you want to hike the Appalachian trail, Pacific Crest trail, or the Continental Divide Trail? This is a hands-on class, presented by a woman who has hiked all three. We will be putting up tents, cooking, and playing with gear. We will have discussions on “leave no trace” ethics, guides, maps, hygiene, gear (stoves, packs, tents, tarps), gear weight, hiking partners, hiking a dog, clothing, helpful web sites, safetyconcerns and back-country cooking.
This course meets Tue from 6:30 pm to8:30 pm for 6 weeks.
Start date: October 18th, 2011
End date: November 22th, 2011
Offered by Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education
Come join the fun and make new friends while exploring and hiking in the Camden hills and Midcoast area. This is the best time of year in the Maine woods and there is no hunting on Sundays. The leaves change color and finally drop to give us delightful views. This will be moderately paced: participants should be healthy, over 18 and able to do strenuous exercise. Rain jackets and pants are required. Get on the email list to find out more about what you’ll need on our hikes and possible trail-head meeting places.
This course meets Sun from 12:30 am to3:30 pm for 6 weeks.
Start date: October 16th, 2011
End date: November 20th, 2011
sign up early, group size is limited Offered by Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education
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TRU HiKiNG teams up with Eurynome Journeys to bring you to the
Maine Coast: Art and Nature Tour: 2012
Come experience Summer in New England!
Visit Camden, Monhegan Island, and Bar Harbor.
Full 9-day tour or 6-day girlfriend getaway w/o Bar Harbor
Explore charming coastal villages, little island havens, lighthouses, mountain trails with spectacular views, and art galleries and museums. Enjoy the beauty of the rugged Maine coast hiking, biking, and kayaking or just relax.
for more details visit wanderwoman.com
Overnight backpack at the ski hut in Camden Hills State Park. A 2 mile walk on the multi-use trail to the hut. For those of us feeling energetic; we’ll hike in the park as well. Bring snacks, lunch and breakfast. Dinner will be provided and cooked together. You will need a sleeping bag, pad, water, raincoat and clothes.
Winter Hiking / Snowshoeing / Cross country Skiing
Enjoy the quiet season. The woods are deserted, the air smells different, and we may even hear ice sing! The hikes will be moderately paced. If the snow is deep you’ll need skis or snowshoes.
TALKS on Trail Issues Offered
- Backpacking gear
- Long distance backpacking and nation scenic trails
- Thru-hiking with dog
- Women’s backpacking issues
Call or Email for rates and information and many free talks
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Love, Lead, Inspire
I think of wilderness as GRACE; a Divinely conferred gift. My hope is that through your outdoor hiking and backpacking adventures YOU will come to love and appreciate these great gifts. You will take some one by the hand and lead them on into the wilds. You will help inspire the next generations of outdoor adventurers to value, to protect , to LOVE and care for our pristine wilderness , and keep loving, leading and inspiring.