A returning guest from last year was hoping to finish off the 100-Mile Wilderness in Maine, part of a greater AT quest. The last trip, involving flying in a float plane, only led to a partial completion. Bits remained, and some still do thanks to rainy weather causing high water challenges. On lead for this trip was Redline Guide Ken Hodges. We’ll let him summarize and provide some photos below.
Based on the weather forecast and extremely high water levels, we changed our plans. We did a car spot on the AT at Piazza Rock trailhead. We then drove to the Height of Land trailhead and walked the 14 miles back with an overnight at Sabbath Day Pond Campsite. The trail was very muddy and my new trail name could be Knee Deep based on my testing the mud’s depth. We had planned to possibly hike northbound from Andover to Height of Land, but with thunderstorms coming Friday and Saturday we decided to play it safe. —Ken Hodges