If there is one town on the Appalachian Trail that epitomizes what dreamers think all Trail towns look like, it’s Monson, Maine.
Four miles from the 100-Mile-Wilderness. Monson is either your last stop in civilization before trying to reach Katahdin … or it’s your first glimpse of soft beds, hot meals, cold drinks and new friends after hiking like a boss in the truest wilderness of the AT.
Our pal, Javier Folger, media dude for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), says they’ve opened a visitor center there to:
Help hikers prepare for the unique circumstances and environment in the last section of the Trail, which extends through the boundaries of Baxter State Park (BSP).
A few of the world’s most fortunate people will staff the center daily through October 16, 2016. They can explain the guidelines for hiking into BSP and the permits that northbounders must acquire before their final climb up Katahdin.