Two Decades of Adventure in the Shadow of Katahdin

Andrew Vietze tells all about being a park ranger in the Maine North Woods

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    CUSHING — The fabled Maine North Woods – sometimes called the last wild place in the Eastern U.S. – will be realistically described by Park Ranger Andrew Vietze in a live talk, Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m., at the Cushing Public Library. The program is free and open to the public. 

    Vietze has spent 18 years as a Park Ranger after a career as editor and writer, including a term as managing editor of Down East: The Magazine of Maine. His latest of many books is This Wild Land: Two Decades of Adventure as a Park Ranger in the Shadow of Katahdin. The book records, in the words of Paul Doiron, author of the Mike Bowditch mysteries, Vietze’s "adventures and misadventures as a ranger at Baxter State Park, at once inspirational, frankly heartfelt, and endlessly entertaining.”

    “The work of a Baxter ranger is certainly varied, challenging and sometimes life-saving,” said the Library, in a news release. “Vietze offers good stories with humor, verve, an eye for the telling detail, and a delight in its human and non-human inhabitants.”

    Vietze’s previous publications include a study of Maine’s famous white pines and their place in American history, a reconstruction of the Boon Island disastrous storm and shipwreck, and Becoming Teddy Roosevelt, a story of a famous American hero and an unassuming Mainer.

    For further information call Wendy Roberts at 207-691-0833 or email

    Event Date: 

    Thu, 09/22/2022 - 6:30pm

    Event Location: 

    Cushing Public Library


    Cushing Public Library
    Cushing, ME 04563
    United States