David Corrigan, the Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, don't get enough credit for protecting AT hikers with the Kennebec Ferry.
David, of Fletcher Mountain Outfitters, posted his Kennebec Ferry Final Report for 2015 on the MATC webpage. The link to the entire report is below.
I am happy to report that the 2015 Ferry season has come to a close without injury or incident of any kind related to the Ferry Service.
...The 'average hiker' on the Trail these days is not the same kind of person that they were just a few years ago. This is something that the entire A.T. Community is going to need to be aware of as the number of users increases.
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AT hikers risk their lives fording the Kennebec River on foot instead of taking David Corrigan's ferry over the Trail's most formidable crossing.
Published Oct 14, 2013.
The Kennebec River Ferry will run from May 27 -- October 10, 2016. This free service for AT hikers is provided by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
The best trail mix is healthy, tasty and beneficial. So is this Appalachian Trail advice that will inspire you and empower you to thrive the Trail.
Published Aug 9, 2013.
Published Jun 20, 2013.
The A.T. Guide by David "Awol" Miller is all you you'll need to hike the Appalachian Trail from one end to the other -- with stops anywhere in between.
Appalachian Trail Flip Flop hikers begin their trek at Harpers Ferry, WV, and do half the Trail, then they come back and go the other direction!