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Backpacking Maine's 100 Mile Wilderness


Aaron Zagrodnick
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Aaron Zagrodnick

Maine’s crown jewel, Katahdin is also the northern end of the 2,193-mile Appalachian Trail (AT). It stands a mile high and is enshrined by the pristine wilderness of Baxter State Park. And the approach to Baxter, the final section north-bound thru-hikers on the AT traverse, is the 100-Mile Wilderness. That would be our adventure, our challenge. You’d think we’d be daunted, one forty-something man and his three teenage sons. But five years ago, as a family we thru-hiked the 500-mile Colorado Trail through the Rocky Mountains – 45 days straight. One hundred miles in our backyard could not possibly be any more difficult. We collected our gear, I dropped half a paycheck on trail food, and we stuffed our packs for a ten-day adventure. First week in August, my Dad dropped us off at the trailhead in Monson where the AT crosses Maine Route 15, the last paved road we would see for 100 miles...

@Curry Caputo shares this tale of a trek through Maine's 100 Mile Wilderness - you can read the full article in Issue 52:

Of Life and of Maine’s 100 Mile Wilderness

Backpacking the 100 Mile Wilderness

Issue 52 Page 1

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Aaron Zagrodnick

Thanks Curry! This was a great read, great scenery, and a fun one to work on.

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