Sunday, October 01, 2006

Gulf Hagas via the AT

The Boston Globe of 1 October 2006 carries an article by correspondent Stephen Jermanok describing an 8 mile circuit hike that begins and ends on the AT. As he describes it, the loop takes 7 hours to hike (including fording a river 10 minutes into the trip).

Jermanok writes, "Gulf Hagas is hidden amid the Hundred Mile Wilderness region, the last 100 miles of the Appalachian Trail, that extends from Monson in the south to Mount Katahdin and Baxter State Park in the north. In this dense forest, the number of hikers is minimal, as I saw firsthand on a recent return trip to the area. My friend, Rob, and I met only four people on the trail the entire day, even though the weather was sunny and the temperatures in the mid-70s."