For backpackers that have traversed 2179 miles of the Appalachian Trail, one of the biggest conquests must be arriving at the trail sign for the Hundred Mile Wilderness corridor. While the 100 Mile Wilderness is not a “true” wilderness, the character of the land, the rugged terrain, the pristine lakes and ponds and the far reaching and unspoiled views encompass the emotional feelings of being isolated from the hustle and bustle of the civilized world.
This video was shot by Martin Rye and Phillip Werner (www.sectionhiker.com) with music by Terry Bond. Two out of three are members of the BackpackerTV. We are really happy to see them enjoying such a beautiful part of the AT
The Hundred-Mile Wilderness is the section of the Appalachian Trail running between Abol Bridge just south of Baxter State Parkand Monson, Maine, USA. It is generally considered the wildest section of the Appalachian Trail. This section of the A.T. is crossed by several logging roads and is maintained by the Maine Appalachian Trail Club. It consists of a small corridor of protected wilderness surrounded by large tracts of public and private land controlled by paper companies. An increasing amount of the adjoining lands are being protected by groups like the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Nature Conservancy.
In 2000, a series of new logging roads and a marked side-trail offered hikers re-supply and lodging opportunities between miles 55 and 65 heading northbound from Monson. This commercial refuge is not officially recognized by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and has been controversial since it became accessible.
Great video guys!!!