North 50 Miles of AT & Baxter
I am leading a trip from Tue. Sept. 7 - Fri. Sept. 17 to Baxter State Park and a hike thru the northern portion of the Hundred Mile Wilderness on the AT. I have two vacancies left on this trip. I am posting this trip here for those interested in some strenuous hiking. The trip is actually two separate trips rolled into one. You can hike the AT southbound into the 100 Mile Wilderness from 9/8-9/10. Then we will be dayhiking in Baxter Park. I can help with a car shuttle or ride if you want to hike northbound. We have two cabins reserved for four participants each at Daicey Pond. Joining this trip you skip the red tape (this is already done for you), stay in the park (at this point in time it is highly unlikely that you could stay in a cabin during the dates specified), don't mind primitive lodging facilities (no bathroom in the cabin & no running water) and want to climb the Knifes Edge, hike up the three 4,000 footers in Baxter and hike the northern 50 miles of the AT without backpacking. If you can deal with a daily dose of 10+ mile hikes with 3000 feet of elevation plus with no backpacking involved, this trip is for you. We are staying for a week to guarantee great weather for the Katahdin & other climbs. We already have six strong hikers going - 4 males & 2 females, so I hope to fill the remaining two openings. Please get back to Aaron Schoenberg - firstname.lastname@example.org if interested and a more detailed trip plan.
Note that if anyone knows any thru-hikers finishing the AT at this time and wants to hook up with them for their finale, these two open cabin spots and hiking on the AT might be an option looking into. I will take participants for shorter stays in the cabins after Sept. 1 if spots are still available.
The two vacancies still exist. Anyone interested in this trip. This is a great trip involving quasi-backpacking 9/7-9/10 in the Hundred Mile Wilderness and then a week of dayhiking in Baxter at the northern end of the trail 9/11-9/16!
I hike every day, Sunday did 15.1 miles. Great physical shape and the timeframe fits.
Let me know financial requirements and meeting place and I will send down payment in advance if required.
Thru-hiked in 2000 and hiked northbound to Hot Springs this April..
Here's my email address, aquaman1208@AOL.com. Looking forward to details.
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