Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.
Randy Judkins’ childhood passion for the outdoors allowed him to lead hiking and canoeing trips around his native state of Maine by the age of 20. He is an avid hiker and kayaker and has shared his enthusiasm over the years on walking, cycling, and gourmet food tours and at summer camps. Most importantly, as a professional vaudeville performer, he will keep you entertained on and off the trail (be sure to ask him about juggling!).
Ron Lucier makes his home in Stowe, Vermont, where roaming the hills and mountains has been a lifelong passion. Ron spends his winters as a ski instructor, and guides during the summer months with annual visits to the Maine coast where for the past several years he has guided trips in Acadia National Park. Besides spending time on the Maine Coast, Ron enjoys hiking and skiing the world’s mountains and sharing his love for alpine plants, geology, and bird watching.
Carolyn Beecher first started hiking in Acadia when she was 6 years old with the Appalachian Mountain Club. Her family would stay at the AMC Echo Lake Camp on the west side of Mount Desert Island. The aroma of balsam fir, the taste of blueberries, and the expansive views of the ocean and islands from the granite summits of Acadia touch deep places within her. While she settled in Montana in 1980, gathering experience out in the West as a guide since 1991 in Glacier National Park, as well as in Utah’s canyon country, her excitement about sharing Acadia’s remarkable ecology, history, beauty and peace with you cannot be missed. Carolyn will encourage you to relax your mind, open your senses, and have fun in the present moment, where deep appreciation of the natural world lies.