Keeping it 100


Down East






A collection of mini articles relating to Maine's 100 Mile Wilderness, the remotest part of the Appalachian Trail. "Basecamp: Monson," "Basecamp: Greenville," and "Basecamp: Millinocket" list eateries, shops, and accommodations in the towns at the edges of the 100 Mile Wilderness. Four sections titled "Hundred Mile Hikes" detail smaller treks such as Borestone Mountain, Gulf Hagas, and Pollywog Falls. Also included are: "Hostel Territory," a very brief interview with the owners of Shaw's Hiker Hostel in Monson; "Conservation Counts," snippets describing the Appalachian Mountain Club's endeavors to preserve the area; "The Sporting Life," an exploration of the "classic Maine sporting-camp experience" at West Branch Pond Camps; "Living Lodge," a description of three camping complexes run by the Appalachian Mountain Club; "Tree Huggers," the story of the conservation of a white-pine grove known as the Hermitage; "Ironed Out," a brief history of Katahdin Iron Works; "Not Your Average Jo," which notes sites worth seeing in the KI Jo-Mary Multiple Use Managment Forest; "Deb Reckoning," an introduction the Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area; and "Water Under the Bridge," a brief history of Abol Bridge, the northern terminus of the 100 Mile Wilderness.

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