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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Snowshoeing Maine

Trek's Allagash use questioned; Conovers cut trees at campsites
Thursday, March 02, 2006 - Bangor Daily News

ALLAGASH - When registered Maine Guides Alexandra and Garrett Conover set out to walk from Allagash to Greenville in January, they expected to complete the 200-mile snowshoe trek, conducted as an educational outreach project, almost exclusively on frozen waterways.

Thanks to an unusually mild early winter, that didn't happen. Alexandra Conover said Tuesday that she and her husband faced open water and found themselves in what she called an emergency situation that dictated that they cut limbs and trees in the restricted zone of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Such activity normally is illegal...click here for more information.