Sumary of Skiing Hut-to-Hut in the Maine Wilderness:
- Peering over this virgin canvas on Second Roach Pond in Maine, I could imagine that I was a pioneer leaving first tracks.
- I had come to Maine with my wife and another couple to spend five days and four nights cross-country skiing through the 100 Mile Wilderness, a region that is home to the final stretch of the 2,184-mile-long Appalachian Trail.
- The future of the largest forest ecosystem east of the Mississippi River was in jeopardy.
- They conserved 75,000 acres north and east of Greenville, developed 130 miles of recreation trails and acquired three historic sporting camps: Medawisla, Little Lyford and Gorman Chairback.
- “We took industrial timber land and built the largest cross-country ski trail network in New England,” said Steve Tatko, the director of Maine Conservation and Land Management for the AMC.
- Those staying at Medawisla, the Wabanaki word for loon, can explore a 35-mile network of groomed cross-country ski trails.