In September 1973, months after opening their law firm in Portland, our three founders—Peter Murray, Peter Plumb, and Steve Murray—made their first “retreat” to Daicey Pond and climbed Katahdin via the Abol Trail. Steve, who died in 2001, was the inspiration for that trek. He was a legal force in Maine for environmental protection and, especially, Baxter State Park. It was a privilege to honor his memory and get 16 of our current lawyers back to Baxter to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that initial climb.
We were grateful to be hosted at NEOC, where the lodges provided top-notch accommodations and gathering spaces. We all visited Daicey Pond and the Falls on the AT and made it to Roaring Brook for our Katahdin hikes. Six of us summited; eight (including both of our 80-year-old founders!) made it to Chimney Pond; and two explored the Debsconeag Ice Caves. Everyone had a grand adventure!
This was a very special event in the history of our firm as we continue to celebrate our 50th anniversary.