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Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord Massachusetts in 1817 He was an avid outdoors man and the outdoors was the topic of many of his books His best-known novel was probably Walden during which he spent a year by himself in a cabin next to Walden Pond The Maine Woods is a collection of three of his adventures to Northern Maine each during different times of his life Thoreau was also a botanist and on his trips he spent much of his time recording information on plants and trees he observed He had a certain deep respect and love for the great white pine which was cut down so much that he could hardly find one He also loved to study the Indian culture and how they differed from the Yankees His first adventure consisted of Thoreau going to climb the summit of Mount Ktaadn this is how he spelled it by ear He began his trip from Massachusetts and took a steam boat up to Bangor From Bangor he took a horse drawn cart up the Houlton Road to the Military Road which brought him to Lincoln From Lincoln he traveled up the side of the Penobscot River to Mattawamkeag where they met two Indians that offered to pick them up at Nicatou when they left Henry set off towards Nicatou only to be abandoned by the Indians He was fortunate enough to have met up with a man by the name of George Mcauslin He offered to take Thoreau up to Ktaadn by batteau He and another couple of loggers started their trip by starting up the West Branch of the Penobscot River to Quakish Lake Then into South and North Twin Lakes After these two lakes he goes to Ambajejus Lake and encounters he first major portage Between each of the lakes there was what is called a thoroughfare and a set of swift rapids or falls They went through
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