I’m heading up to northwest Maine this weekend (9/6/2020) to visit the new national monument, Katahdin Woods
. The monument spans over 87,000 acres and is located next to Baxter Park (Katahdin Mountain). KW was established in August of 2016 by the federal government with the hopes of one day becoming a national park.
Considering Mainer’s disposition towards private property rights (what rights they may say), the locals near the area were very unhappy to find out “their” land use including snowmobiling and ATVing were no longer allowed.
Nevertheless, the area is mostly logging roads and streams. Little to no infrastructure in the area and people are highly advised to have 4WD or AWD to access the area. This is about as remote as it gets in Maine.
Katahdin Woods and Waters State Park: K-2402
The plan is to arrive on Sunday and activate.
The following week I’m looking at heading back to the White Mountains to do some hiking/activating. Still working out the details; keep an eye on my social media for details.
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