August was a busy month for trips here at Mahoosuc! We have a couple trips left for this season, our Way of the Wabanaki trip September 14-17th (there is still some space) and a couple West Branch of the Penobscot River trips which are contract trips with groups of friends.

Kevin guided our Arctic Wildlife and Inuit Cultural Basecamp Trip to Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (northern Quebec) in August. Everyone had a great time, saw musk ox, northern lights, ate gourmet food, caught lake trout & arctic char. Our Inuit guide, Allen, did a great job educating everyone about his Inuit culture.

Polly guided a women’s canoe and yoga weekend on Umbagog Lake in early August, click here to view this short video produced by our apprentice Maddie about our trip.

We took some people from The Nature Conservancy on the West Branch of the Penobscot River in August. Grant Hawkes and Becca Hoskins helped Polly guide this trip. Click here for a short video produced by Becca about our trip with Grant’s amazing voice singing. It was a memorable trip with an unusual sighting of a great horned owl during the day on the river (see photos) and a few moose sightings.

Kevin guided three East Branch of the Penobscot River canoe trips this summer as part of a two year study focused on improving Atlantic salmon habitat. This will also help the land locked salmon and native brook trout populations. The Penobscot Nation was awarded a NOAA grant for this project.

Next week Polly will be attending the Maine Biz event in Portland to celebrate all of the recipients of the Women to Watch from the last 15 years. Polly was honored to be chosen in 2021.

Mahoosuc Guide Service is one of the finalists for the business awards for 2023 given by the Institute for Family Owned Businesses in Maine. The awards banquet and ceremony will be in October and we will see who is chosen for the 7 awards from the 24 finalists out of the 500 nominations!

We will be hosting another Wilderness First Aid course October 20-21st and Open Recertification workshop October 20-22nd. Contact us to enroll.

Hope you are having a good change of season!

Polly, Kevin & all the doggies