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Jun 13, 2021
PortlandCoug All-American
Planning backpacking trips is part of the fun/challenge...
This year I am doing the 100-mile wilderness in Maine which is the last section of the Appalachian Trail. Logistically it's definitely been a bit more a challenge than I expected it to be especially coming from Las Vegas and despite it being on the AT, there wasn't nearly as much information on the trail compared to many other trails I have researched. There's also almost no public transportation to the trailhead once you get into Bangor, Maine so you have to pay private shuttles to move you around which are convenient but somewhat costly. We are also staying and resupplying at an Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) lodge which is a bit pricey but it does include dinner, breakfast and sack lunch. But these "trail-cations" as I call them always make for nice pit stops (there's nothing like a hot shower and sleeping in a bed after 4 or 5 days or more on the trail).

Hiking in the east is quite a bit different than the more open, much dryer and grander western US but when you get days with no clouds and low humidity, hiking can still be wonderful. Hopefully we won't get too much rain or too many days above 80 degrees. Having not hiked in the east for over 15 years, looking forward to something a bit different.
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