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100 Mile Wilderness-Oct 2018

100 Mile Wilderness, October 2018

Somewhere in Oct 5--12

Daylight

About 12 hours of daylight at Katahdin Woods on these dates.

DateDawnSunriseSunsetDark
Oct 56:186:466:196:47
Oct 126:266:546:076:36

Route

Trailheads

  • North: Abol Bridge, Baxter State Park, Maine
  • South: Spectacle Pond, Monson, Maine

White Cap Mountain is the high point. South-to-North elevation is end-loaded, has steeper climbs? North-to-South front-loads the mountains.

CalTopo Map

Maps

Food

Travel

  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners

Backpacking

  • 5+ breakfasts
  • 6+ lunches & snacks
  • 5+ dinners

Fuel Consumption

  • Minimum of 7.5+ liters of water to boil
    • Breakfast: About half a liter * 5+
    • Dinner: About one liter * 5+
  • PocketRocket will optimistically boil 16L of water from an 8oz fuel canister
  • Outcome: Bring 1 8oz canister

Travel

Distance

Rental car $27/day, ~$350 total from Hipmunk "Mystery Provider," ~$55/day otherwise
Bus to Bangor 15 hours, ~$150 total, very early AM starts
Train to Bangor 12 hours, ~$300 total, moderate AM starts
Plane to Bangor ~$350 total, afternoon flights

Shuttle Services

  • Shaw's Hiker Hostel --- map; 4 miles from Spectacle Pond
    • 9hr drive from Philly
    • 90min drive from Bangor Airport
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