2070.8 miles from the Southern Terminus of the AT starts the 100 mile wilderness in Maine. Getting close to the end of my amazing journey on the appalachian trail.
Backpacker magazine suggests allowing 9 to 12 days to make it across the entire 100 Mile Wilderness on Maine’s section of the Appalachian Trail. Joe Wrobleski thought it seemed like a good idea to do it in less than two days, alone, without support.
At the trailhead of the Appalachian Trail’s 100 Mile Wilderness in Maine, a sign stands informing all how the 100 Mile Wilderness is so named due to the nearest town being 100 miles south.
Joe and I have hiked Yosemite and discussed section hiking the A.T. We tossed around the idea of doing a section in North Carolina or Virginia, since he transferred to the east coast this year. The idea of the 100 Mile Wilderness in Maine came up and we were quickly sold on it. The logistics made the decision easier. His family lived about 2 hours from the A.T. trailhead in Monson. We did some calculations and decided at 14+ miles per day, we could complete the section in 7 days. Little did we know that this timeframe is a stretch and only the best of the hikers make it through that quickly.