October 31, 2017

The International Appalachian Trail in Northern Maine begins in the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument (KWWNM). That new Monument is in the largest area of pristine night sky east of the Mississippi River. From it we see stars that few in the eastern Unite...

On Saturday September 16, 2017 EPI (Elliotsville Plantation, Inc) sponsored a hike along the IAT (International Appalachian Trail) to Barnard Mountain overlook.  The group met at Sand Bank Campground and then travelled to the parking area on the IAT where the hike woul...

October 29, 2017

In Ed Werler's Book, The Call of Katahdin, he mentions a location called Bark Camp Meadow on the East Branch of the Penobscot River.

The year was 1947 and Ed, along with his wife Mary Jane and two dogs, had agreed to spend that fire season as Warden at the Daicey Mounta...

October 28, 2017

Follow IAT Hiker, Sail Away,  on her blog

But if we are about trails, and where I will be this summer/fall/hopefully-not-blizzards, check out the Pinhoti (AL-GA) to the Benton Mackaye Trail (GA) to the glorious and official Appalachian Trail. From now until I decide to...

October 23, 2017

International Appalachian Trail at a Glance:

Length: 650 kilometers (404 miles)
Location: Canada, Province of Québec, Gaspé Peninsula
Trail Type: Thru-hike with many options for day hikes and section hikes, divided in three territories

  • The Valley (115 miles) The trai...

As the sun rises over Mt. Chase and Shin Pond Village, I am reminded of the particular advantages to older hikers of the IAT. My walk began on the international boundary and, had I walked three more miles to Mars Hill, I could have stayed at the Bear Pond Inn, just acr...

October 4, 2017

Trails are often designed and built for a specific purpose. A ski trail, a mountain bike trail, and an island to island trail — skis, mountain bikes, and boats in these examples.

The first 50 or so miles along the IAT, heading south from the border crossing, has become...

October 4, 2017

Dick Anderson’s voice is unmistakable; a bit raspy and fueled by a love for life and people. When he called me in mid-October 1993 with an idea he had only shared with Patricia — his wife — I listened. “What if we extend the Appalachian Trail to the three highest peaks...

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