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    Haskell Rock Pitch is one of four rapids that must be portaged around when canoeing the upper East Branch of the Penobscot River.

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    Barnard Mountain, located in the Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area, offers an excellent view of Mount Katahdin and Katahdin Lake. This photo was taken on June 19 and a trail crew from the Maine Conservation Corps has since opened up the view of Katahdin by taking down a few trees.

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    Ian Grady nears the summit of Deasey Mountain in Patten.

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    Lucas St. Clair drinks water near the summit of Barnard Mountain, which is located in the Katahdin Woods & Water Recreation Area. Mount Katahdin is visible through the trees at left. St. Clair is working to create a national park on the 100,000 acres of land that his family owns.

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    A moose makes its way along the Sherman Lumber Company Road near Stacyville on July 15. In the background are Hamlin Peak, left, and Howe Peaks.

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    Ian Grady rests on the summit of Deasey Mountain in Patten next to a fire warden's lookout.

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    The cabin where reporter Tux Turkel and photographer Gregory Rec stayed while working on the North Woods stories is one of Bowlin Camps' original cabins and where Henry David Thoreau stayed during one of his trips down the East Branch of the Penobscot River in the 1800s.

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    Moss covers rocks along a brook that flows down Deasey Mountain in Patten. The fire warden who used to live on the mountain used the brook as his water supply.

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    Susan Adams waits while her husband, Mark, reaches for a canoe at Lunksoos Camps on the East Branch of the Penobscot River on July 15. The couple are the recreation managers for Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area.

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    A moose forages for food in the East Branch of the Penobscot River.

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    Reporter Tux Turkel gets into a canoe after hiking Deasey Mountain in Patten on July 15. The trail up the east side of the mountain can only be accessed from the East Branch of the Penobscot River.

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    Reporter Tux Turkel walks with Lucas St. Clair along a road in the Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area. St. Clair is working to create a national park on the 100,000 acres of land that his family owns.

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    Lucas St. Clair walks past a piece of tape marking the trail up Barnard Mountain in the Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area.

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    Early morning haze colors Mount Katahdin and its surrounding mountains as seen from a height of land along Route 11 in Patten. The viewpoint is part of the Katahdin Woods & Waters scenic byway.

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    A squirrel scampers across a road behind a running moose in the Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area.

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    A view of Mount Katahdin through a window at Lunksoos Camps, the base for Elliotsville Plantation Inc., the organization that is working at creating a national park in the North Woods.

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    Deasey Mountain offers a good panoramic view of the Katahdin Woods & Water Recreation Area with Mount Katahdin obscured by haze in the distance.

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    Mushrooms grow along the trail up Deasey Mountain in Patten.

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    A moose calf pokes its head up above grass along the bank of the East Branch of the Penobscot River in Patten.

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    Mark Adams, a recreation manager for Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area, motors down the East Branch of the Penobscot River after dropping hikers off at Big Seboeis River campsite.

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    Lucas St. Clair crosses Katahdin Brook while walking up a road in the Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area.

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    A moose and her calf forage for food along the bank of the East Branch of the Penobscot River.

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    A calm East Branch of the Penobscot River reflects an early morning scene.

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    Mist backlit by the morning sun rises through trees near Patten in this view from a height of land along Route 11 in Patten that is part of the scenic byway of Katahdin Woods & Waters.

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    A bald eagle flies over the East Branch of Penobscot River near Lunksoos Camps. Numerous eagles can be seen along many parts of the river.

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    This metal ring on a large rock just below the surface of the East Branch of the Penobscot River was used to anchor logging equipment when the river was used by loggers to transport trees downstream.

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    A brook flows along the hike up Deasey Mountain in the Kathadin Woods & Waters Recreation Area.

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    Lucas St. Clair takes in the view at Orin Falls on the East Branch of the Penobscot River in the Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area. St. Clair is working to create a national park on the 100,000 acres of land that his family owns.

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    A moose forages on the East Branch of the Penobscot River.

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    A moose skull and bones lay next to moose droppings on the side of the trail up Deasey Mountain.

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    Moss covers rocks along a brook that flows down Deasey Mountain in Patten. The fire warden who used to live on the mountain used the brook as his water supply.

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    Susan Adams and reporter Tux Turkel walk past a cabin on Deasey Mountain. When the fire lookout on the summit of Deasey Mountain was staffed, the fire warden lived in the cabin, which is about a mile down from the summit of the mountain.

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    Susan Adams hikes past trees on the trail up Deasey Mountain.

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    Deasey Mountain offers one the best vantage points to see Mount Katahdin from the Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area.

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