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Backpacker Magazine – March 2000

Hiking At A Berry Slow Pace

Figure on 9 days to do the entire 100-mile hike—unless you're slowed drastically by all the blueberries.

by: Mike Lanza

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Getting There: 100 Mile Wilderness, ME

To reach the southern end of the AT that winds through the 100-Mile Wilderness, head 3.5 miles north out of Monson on ME 15. Access to the northern end is at Abol Bridge via Golden Road, a private toll road between Millinocket and the south entrance to Baxter State Park (on ME 159, a mile north of the North Woods Trading Post).

Prime Time: August

Guides: Map and Guide to the Appalachian Trail (Appalachian Trail Conference, 888-287-8673; $24.95). New England Hiking: The Complete Guide To Nearly 400 Of The Best Hikes In New England, by Michael Lanza (Foghorn Press, 800-788-3123; $18.95).

Contact: Appalachian Trail Conference, (304) 535-6331; www.atconf.org.


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