[video] A bike ride in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

On the day that President Barack Obama signed the order creating the 87,563-acre Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument — Wednesday, Aug. 24 — I was assigned by my editors at the BDN to travel north and explore the new national monument by mountain bike with BDN photojournalist Gabor Degre.

Here’s the resulting video, much of which I shot on my GoPro camera, which was strapped to my helmet:

I also wrote a story about the trip. To read the story, click here.

A few photos I snapped with my phone while there:

Aislinn Sarnacki

About Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn is a Bangor Daily News reporter for the Outdoors pages, focusing on outdoor recreation and Maine wildlife. Visit her main blog at actoutwithaislinn.bangordailynews.com.