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November in the Wildlands

Pink Corydalis (Capnoides sempervirens)

Pink Corydalis (Capnoides sempervirens) is a lovely biennial found on ledges and in rocky woodlands. Its seeds are often distributed by ants. These plants were nestled among the lichens on Mead Mountain.

photo: Carol Bennatti

The MountainEar is here!  


This month GPMCT supporters received print copies of The MountainEar, our annual report and newsletter.

Read the issue online, download a copy, or share the link with friends.

Thank you to our donors, friends, and volunteers - you make everything possible!

RACE RECAPS + THANKS

WILDLANDS ADVENTURE CHALLENGE: September 25

For the 4th year, we partnered with Strong Machine to put on the Wildlands Adventure Challenge, the only adventure race in eastern Maine. Thanks to the 130 adventurers who came out and raised $2,000 for GPMCT. More scenes from the day are on the Strong Machine Facebook page

WILDLANDS TRAIL RUN: October 24

A fun day for all and (another!) successful fundraiser for GPMCT!
We hosted a great Trail Run through the Hothole Valley. 86 runners enjoyed the crisp fall weather - and raised $1,500+ for the Trust. Thank you to the runners and the volunteers! Race results here.

Don't Forget Your ORANGE!

Hunting season is here!

Jane Crosen, Jack MacBrayne, Jennifer Riefler, and Landon Fake model a stylish variety of blaze orange gear!

A Talk in the Woods

Podcast Interview with GPMCT Executive Director Landon Fake
Lily Horne from the Maine Mountain Collaborative interviewed Landon as they hiked up Great Pond Mountain, discussing wildlife sightings, rare plants, and the role of land conservation in Maine communities. This is part of a series of stories and conversations out in the forests, trails, rivers, and dirt roads with many of the people who work behind the scenes to protect Maine’s woods and mountains. Listen here.

FULL MOON HIKE - NOVEMBER 19 - MEAD MOUNTAIN

 
Full moonWe'll drive to the Mead Mountain trailhead then hike up the mountain to enjoy beautiful views of the rising moon. Free, but donations to GPMCT are always welcome!

Meet at the South Gate in Orland at 7:30 pm.

VOLUNTEER TRAIL DAY - NOVEMBER 13 - DEAD RIVER

 
Full moonJoin us for a Trail Workparty to reroute a 1/2-mile section of the eroding Picnic Path. This is a hand saw and loppers operation. There will also be cleanup of the Capstone Trails in preparation for winter.

For more info, contact Liam Riordan.

Meet at 9:45 at the Dead River gate.
Rain date: Sunday, November 14

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Thank you! Business Sponsors

Astbury Trucking
Orland, ME | 207-974-9771

TREEKEEPERS LLC
Camden, ME | 207-236-6855

Esposito's Welding & Fabrication
Surry, ME | 207-667-2442

Thank you! Nonprofit Partners

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