Relocating the 100 Mile "Wilderness"
Thursday, Aug 15, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monson Historical Society
Add to My Calendar 08/15/2019 7:00 PM 08/15/2019 8:30 PM America/New_York Relocating the 100 Mile "Wilderness" Monson Historical Society , Monson

About This Event

A presentation by Dave Field, Overseer of Lands for the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, and trail worker in Maine for 64 years.

The original Appalachian Trail between Monson and the summit of Katahdin covered 112 miles. Relocations between 1936 and 1970 avoided a ferry across Rainbow Lake, moved the Trail from the collapsed Nesowadnehunk Falls cable bridge to the new Abol Bridge, and bypassed heavy logging debris on the Barren-Chairback Range. By 1970, the route was 114 miles long. This included 67 miles on roads (60% of the total). Between 1970 and 1990, relocations eliminated road walks and improved the route. In this presentation, Dave Field will tell the story of why, how, when, and by whom these relocations were made.

Photo: MATC crew on the Old Stage Road, with new signs for the opening of a relocation in that area.

Event Organizer

Monson A.T. Visitor Center
Wendy Weiger
Monson A.T. Visitor Center

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