"The 100 mile Wilderness is a bucket list hike if there ever was one. The route is arduous but extremely beautiful, running over mountain ranges and past beautiful Maine lakes along the northern most section of the Appalachian Trail. However, it’s quite a remote and unforgiving hike if you haven’t trained and prepared for it in advance." - Section Hiker
Do not sign up for this event unless:
• You have read the entire description
• You are in excellent shape
• You have previous experience on long backpacking trips
• You are prepared to hike, navigate, or even camp on your own.
• Intend to hike the entire route. There will be no bailout except in emergencies.
***Itinerary/Dates subject to change*****
***Please Read the Entire Description before you RSVP.***
June 30th Camping: $12
July 1st Breakfast: $9
Shuttle to Abol: $24
Food Drop: $80
Parking at Shaws: $8
This event is waiting list only. Everyone will be placed on the waiting list until we have had a chance to communicate. Once we have established that you have appropriate gear and understand what is involved in our trip, I will add you to the going list. The group size limit for camping on the Appalachian Trail is 10.
Saturday: Drive from home to Monson, ME and camp there for the night. (9+ hour drive from NYC)
Sunday: Wake Early (I mean it!) and take a shuttle to Northern end of trail (2+ Hours)
Sunday - Saturday: Hike Southbound (~15 per Day)
Saturday - End Hike, Celebrate with Lobster and Local Beer!
Sunday - Drive Home! (9+ Hours)
Meet- up: TBD
Start Hiking: Abol Bridge [masked], [masked])
End Hiking: Monson, ME[masked], [masked])
Hike Details: (Approximate)
Day 1: 14.8 Miles / 1976 feet
Night 1: Rainbow Stream Lean-To
Day 2: 13.9 Miles / 1710 feet
Night 2: Nahmakanta Stream Campsite
Day 3: 15.7 Miles / 1225 feet
Night 3: Cooper Brook Falls Lean-To
Day 4: 11.7 Miles / 2762 feet
Resupply: Kakadjo B-Pond Road (~10AM)
Night 4: Logan Brook Lean-To
Day 5: 14.7 Miles / 3343 feet
Night 5: East Chairback Pond
Day 6: 13.7 Miles / 3516 feet
Night 6: Long Pond Stream Lean-To
Day 7: 15.1 Miles / 3094 Feet
Total: 100 Miles / 17529 Feet (7 Days)
~4:49 to 20:29
**We will be waking up early every day of this trip.**
Maps & Guides:
Guthook App (iPhone) (https://appsto.re/us/SvMfK.i)
Guthook App (Android) (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.highsierraattitude.atcomplete&hl=en)
AWOL Guide (Northbound) (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0997049316/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i7pazbWV15J6Y)
Official ATC Guide & Map (https://www.amazon.com/Appalachian-Trail-Guide-Hampshire-Vermont-Guides/dp/1889386812/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493237780&sr=8-1&keywords=appalachian+trail+new+hampshire)
How to Hike the 100 Mile Wilderness (https://sectionhiker.com/how-to-hike-the-100-mile-wilderness/)
Hike your Own Hike:
While we will do our best to stay together, not everyone will be comfortable walking the same speed while carrying a full pack. We will most likely break up into small teams. During the day, we will attempt to stay in touch with each other using cell phones at fixed intervals, but service is expected to be spotty. We will camp together at night. Please be prepared with your own map. Please study the map ahead of time and know the route. and bailout points in case you need to get off the trail.
I've removed the gear section of this description. No one should come on this trip if they don't know what gear they need.
You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back.
See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.
You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below.
If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear.
Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver.
Full waiver can be found on the ABOUT page.