Greetings From Maine!

Canoeing the St. John River, photo credit: RMG Dave Conley, Canoe the Wild.
I love shooting the V and riding those wave trains! (St. John River).  Photo Credit: RMG Dave Conley, Canoe the Wild.

Meet Author, Publisher, & Head Trailside Dishwasher
Angela Quintal-Snowman

Thanks for stopping by!  My name is Angela and I am a Maine native who loves adventure, exploring the Maine outdoors, and sharing my experiences with other outdoor enthusiasts!  I enjoy canoeing, whitewater rafting, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, rock climbing, ATVing, snowmobiling, and just about everything in between.

I was inspired to start writing about Maine adventure destinations in 2014 when I heard about two 1920s-era abandoned locomotives located in the remote North Maine Woods.  The lack of information made it difficult to plan the trip, but I did it anyway, took detailed notes along the way, wrote about my adventure, and Untamed Mainer was born!

Making & shipping Maine ATV Trail Atlases.
Making & shipping Maine ATV Trail Atlases.

About My Books

All books on this website are individually printed and assembled by me, by hand.  I run the entire operation by myself, from maintaining this website to packaging and shipping the books.  I put a lot of time and research into every book I write and create to ensure you have the most accurate, up-to-date information possible at the time of publishing.

Available on Amazon!

I also have paperback (not spiral-bound) and Kindle versions of my books available on Amazon which you can find here:

Upcoming Books

In addition to updating the ATV and Snowmobile trail atlases every spring and fall, I have several NEW books in the works (because where is the fun in being focused and  writing one book at a time?!?) including:

  • Maine’s Lighthouses (est. spring 2024)
  • Hikes near Schoodic Mountain (est. fall 2023)
  • B-52 Crash Site (TBD)
  • Allagash Wilderness Waterway (TBD)
The smile I get after a sweet fiddlehead score!
The smile I get after a sweet fiddlehead score! (The bag is almost full!)

Some of my favorite Maine adventures (so far!):

  • Canoeing the Allagash Wilderness Waterway (5 days) & St. John River (6 days with Registered Maine Guide Dave Conley from Canoe the Wild)
  • Whitewater rafting the Kennebec & Penobscot Rivers (the Dead River is next!)
  • Snowmobiling in the Moosehead Lake region including up Coburn Mountain (3,717 feet), the highest point in Maine you can reach by snowmobile!
  • ATVing the Down East Sunrise Trail and staying overnight in Robbinston then riding back to Hancock the next day (a dusty but fun trip!)
  • Exploring the Greenwood Caves with Wrangler, my favorite four-legged explorer!
  • Hiking to Angel Falls (also with Wrangler)
  • Climbing Otter Cliffs in Acadia National Park with Acadia Mountain Guides
Wrangler and I at the summit of Black (a.k.a. Bald) Mountain.
Wrangler and I at the summit of Black (a.k.a. Bald) Mountain.

My Maine Adventure Bucket List:

  • Hike Mt. Katahdin (no, I haven’t made it there yet!!) and the 100-Mile Wilderness
  • Whitewater raft the Dead River (gotta complete Maine’s big whitewater trifecta!)
  • ATV from Houlton to Van Buren and back on the rail trails
  • Go ice climbing & dog sledding
  • Take a ride in a hot air balloon at one of Maine’s two balloon festivals
  • Paddle the Machias River
  • Explore every cave in Maine and write a book about them
  • Take a scenic lighthouse tour flight (most likely in the Bar Harbor region)
  • This list could be its own book!
Riding the Down East Sunrise Trail.
Riding the Down East Sunrise Trail with Schoodic Mountain in the background.

Maine’s unique terrain is a paradise for those who love the outdoors- I hope to see you out there!