Infantry Endurance Training Hike: Saturday, May 14, 2016

10 AM – 1 PM
Bring your own lunch & water.

In February 2016 the Seneschal of the Canton of Basingestoches (incipient), Lord Thomas de Marr’, announced the opportunity for SCA members to participate in an Infantry Training Endurance Hike on the carriage roads of beautiful Acadia National Park.

Please consult a scan of the carriage trail map with the hike route posted on April 18th on the Infantry Endurance Training Hike facebook event to learn where to park and where the route will take you. Lord Thomas de Marr’ indicates on this map that the hiking route will start at the Parkman Mountain Parking Lot on the North side.

The endurance training hike will be held on the Hadlock Brook Loop carriage road. This is a 3.9 mile circuit that features a pond, a waterfall, and both steep and gently rising grades. The Acadia Carriage Road and Hiking Trail Pocket Guide (page 27) describes access to this section of the carriage trails (paraphrased) as follows:

A mile north of Northeast Harbor on Rte. 198 is the stone Brown Mountain Gatehouse. Park in the lot just north of that. A short rise leads to intersection [18], where you will turn left. The carriage road continues straight and level for over a mile. It skirts Upper Hadlock Pond.Two right turns at [13] and [12] lead up one of the steepest carriage road grades in the system. But you will be amply rewarded for your efforts; awaiting you at the top is the highest waterfall in Acadia National Park and two of Rockerfeller’s loveliest bridges, Hemlock and Waterfall Bridges.

Hadlock Brook drops 40 feet and t hen cascades under Waterfall Bridge into a deep ravine before finally emptying into Upper Hadlock Pond.

The descent from the bridges to [19] is a gradual one, offering wonderful views of Hadlock Pond and the surrounding forests. Turn right at [19] and left at [18] to return to your car. If you prefer a gentle climb, reverse your direction for an easy ascent up and a fast trip down, finishing with the level path along Upper Hadlock Pond.

This loop can be reached from the Parkman Mountain parking lot one-half mile north of Upper Hadlock Pond on Rte. 198.”

The original map is the Acadia National Park map of carriage trails (pdf).

 

War season is coming!

Are you ready for the summer campaign season?  No I am not talking about elections! I am talking about tournaments, archery, thrown weapons, arts & sciences and general mayhem!  It’s time start preparing for the Great Northeastern War, Northern region war camp and the Pennsic War!   Endewearde, Assemble

Project Nights:  Every Wednesday night starting June 8th from 6-9pm there will be a gathering at Lord Thomas de Marr’ & Lady Lijsbet van Catwiic’s home to work on projects.  Sewing, making / repairing armor, weapon crafting, brewing, Heraldry research and good company.  This is a great time for newcomers to come and learn in a smaller gathering where things are hands on.

Archery:  Archery season in the Barony of Endewearde will start on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the home of Baroness Margaret of Rochester and Master Godric of Hamtun from 5:00-7:00 pm and will continue through the season every Tuesday thereafter, weather and Marshall presence permitting. Remember to bring your bows and equipment for inspection as well as bug spray to fend off the insect population.  Contact the baronial archery marshal, Lord Alan of Whittlesey,
email: archery@endewearde.eastkingdom.org if you have any questions regarding archery practice.  

Thrown Weapons:  The thrown weapons practice range is located at the home of Lord Seamus na Coille Aosda: 563 Billings Rd., Hermon, Maine.  Direct questions to Seamus na Coille Aosda on Facebook, or email him at thrown.weapons@endewearde.eastkingdom.org

Combat Practice:  The Barony of Endewearde will be holding combat practice on every Sunday from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Bangor Housing Authority Gymnasium, 161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine. This includes Heavy List & Rapier.  If this is your first visit to this site then you may wish to refer to our simplified driving directionsYouth combat will be offered at practice May 15th, June 19 & 26th.

 

Project night Canceled

May 3rd, May 24 & May 31st there will be no project nights due to scheduling conflicts with real life.  Starting June 8 Project nights will move to Wed nights where it will stay until February at least.

Basingestoches future is now in our hands!

Fog on Cadillac

The last step towards becoming a full status canton is in progress.  Paid members of the SCA currently on record with the Society will receive a polling letter in the mail.  This is for all members residing within the boundaries of our fair canton Basingestoches as of May 1st 2016.  The Poll has been made and approved by the East Kingdom Polling Mistress who will receive the polls as hey get sent in to her.  To make things easier and more secure I have included addressed envelopes already stamped to be return to the Polling Mistress who will then turn the results into the East Kingdom Seneschal for a yes or no decision.  All polling letters must be returned to her no later than June 7th 2016 which means in her hands, not postmarked.  I am very excited with our progress and look forward to our goal of being fully recognized at the Great Northeastern War this July.