(Ooops. Didn't know that, huh? Sheesh. Sorry. But if Princess Buttercup could get through the Fire Swamp, how bad could the 100-Mile Wilderness be? ~~ OK. Well, just be glad there aren't any flying monkeys. Probably.)
Then you come to Monson, Maine. (Not hard to figure out why it's popular, ya think?)
If you are northbound from Springer Mountain, Monson, Maine, is the last town you'll see before entering the 100-Mile Wilderness. Kudos to the brave souls who don't say, "Hundred mile WHAT? I'm staying here. Send me a postcard, dude."
Let me rephrase that, please. Monson is the last town you'll see before entering the 100-Mile Wilderness and hiking all the way to Mount Katahdin!
The kindhearted residents of Monson are famous for their care for those who transit the 100-Mile Wilderness.
That's one of the reasons the Appalachian Trail Conservancy has named Monson an official Appalachian Trail Community(TM).
The ATC website states these goals for AT Communities:
Monson, Maine, celebrates its designation as an AT Community during its three-day SummerFest, scheduled for the weekend of July 20-23, 2012.
Grab a friend and come to glorious Monson, Maine -- Gateway to Moosehead Lake -- and join the fun.
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