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Detour to East Chairback Pond by Walt McLaughlin

East Chairback Pond from the summit

The 100 Mile Wilderness is an unforgiving section of the Appalachian Trail, winding through the remote backcountry of northern Maine. Drawn to the physical and logistical challenge of it, I shouldered a sixty-pound pack then stepped into that sprawling forest with my dog Matika. I was gung-ho at first, but …

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100 Mile Wilderness – Trip Planning

Maine Appalachian Trail This summer I'll be doing a 9 day section of the Appalachian Trail in a very remote part of Maine called the 100 mile wilderness. The route I'll be taking is about 130 miles long, including a summit of Mt. Katadhin in Baxter State Park, the northernmost …

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