I've skied at Squaw Mountain, but it sure wasn't recently. I'd say it is was at least 25 years ago. It is in central Maine, overlooking Maine's largest inland body of water, Moosehead Lake, in the little town of Greenville. It used to be the second largest ski area in Maine, next to Sugarloaf, back when Sunday River was just a minor locals area. I have no idea what has become of Squaw Mountain since then. I used to guide whitewater trips on Maine's Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers in the summer, and we did a 5-day trip that included overnights on both rivers with a layover at the Squaw Mountain Inn.
Come to think of it, you may not want to stay at the Squaw Mountain Inn. Last time I was there, which again was over 15 years ago, I think we did a very bad thing. Anyone who does river trips probably knows what a "groover" is. For the uninitiated, it is a very primitive portable toilet, made of a steel military-surplus "rocket box" with a rubber-gasketed airtight lid. The "contents" are usually mixed with a little bleach to reduce the likelihood of unthinkable disaster, but they are not meant for long-term storage.
Anyway, last time we were there, the Squaw Mountain Inn let us store all of our river stuff in a little-used storage closet. This included one groover, with two days of use by maybe 15-20 people. The next day, we packed everything back into our bus and drove off to the Penobscot River. That evening, we unpacked all the kitchen gear, camping equipment, paddles, life jackets, ... but the groover was nowhere to be found.
It was mid-summer. It was very warm, especially in that storage closet. Two days later, when we returned from the Penobscot, we decided that we didn't want to know what became of that groover. I still don't know. For all I know, the Squaw Mountain Inn doesn't even exist anymore......
Anyone know if there was ever an unexplained explosion in the Greenville area in the last decade? Maybe an earthquake?
Bob Barnes (the other one!)