Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sporting Camps in Central Maine Woods (AMC)

"A 30,000-acre reserve unites some of New England’s greatest wilderness lodges.

By Stephen Jermanok

Best known for its network of huts in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, the Appalachian Mountain Club is now working on a Central Maine system of sporting camps that promises to make Henry David Thoreau’s rugged haven more accessible than ever. In November the AMC purchased 29,500 acres from the Plum Creek Timber Company for $11.5 million, a move that safeguards two century-old sporting camps. (The new acquisition adds to the 37,000 acres of land containing two other camps the AMC purchased in 2003.) Since each camp is spaced seven to 10 miles from the next, vastly greater expanses of terrain in the legendary 100 Mile Wilderness area are now open for lodge-to-lodge backpacking and canoeing (or cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and dogsledding in the winter)."
Read the rest of the article in "Opening Up the Maine Woods", Mens's Journal, March 31, 2010.

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