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WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Expert guidance from Distant Journeys instructors
  • Professional birding and moose knowledge from Maine wildlife biologist
  • Group airport transfers to and from Portland International Jetport
  • 7 nights accommodations provided by two outstanding outdoor organizations, the Appalachian Mountain Club and Maine Huts and Trails
  • All breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 dinners, featuring hearty, locally-sourced foods
  • All boat and van transfers to sightseeing and cultural activities per itinerary
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Lots of great hiking and memories

Not included: Optional/individual transfers or excursions, items not on set dinner menus, beverages, tips to guides, insurance.

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L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools

Western Maine Hut Hike

Note: This item is not eligible for promotional discounts.
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Experience Europe-style hiking through Maine's beautiful Western Mountains

  • Prerequisite:  None
  • Activity level:  Strenuous, with one strenuous-plus day
  • Minimum age:  12 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-270-2326

Course Description

Come experience two of Maine's premier wilderness areas on this amazing 8-day hut-to-hut hiking trek. We'll climb 4,000 footers, hike sections of the Appalachian Trail (AT), and learn more about the Maine woods with an expert Maine wildlife biologist who is hiking along with us. Our nights will be spent in the warmth and comfort of backcountry lodges and huts provided by two outstanding outdoor organizations, the Appalachian Mountain Club and Maine Huts and Trails. Join us!

This adventure trip is guided by Distant Journeys Inc., a leader in hiking vacations for 28 years.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3 days of hiking in the Moosehead Lake Region
  • 4 days of hiking between Maine Huts and Trails' huts, featuring amazing scenery and wildlife
  • Canoeing the Dead River
  • Experiencing fall foliage at its peak
  • Watching the avian spectacle of fall migration
  • Hiking with Maine wildlife biologist Ron Joseph who will share his extensive knowledge of birding, moose and more
  • Visiting the L.L.Bean Flagship Store in Freeport

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1 Travel to AMC's Gorman Chairback Lodge & Welcome Dinner
Day 2 Chairback Mountain
Day 3 Hike to Little Lyford Lodge
Day 4 Morning Hike and Travel to Grand Falls Hut
Day 5 Hike and Canoe to Flagstaff Hut
Day 6 Hike to Stratton Brook Hut
Day 7 Poplar Hut Hike & Farewell Dinner
Day 8 Depart for Portland International Jetport

DETAILED ITINERARY (PDF)

WHAT TO BRING (PDF)

PRICING AND CANCELLATION POLICY (PDF)

This trip is provided solely by Distant Journeys Inc., and not by L.L.Bean. Customer name and address information will be provided to Distant Journeys for fulfillment of the trip.

Come experience two of Maine's premier wilderness areas on this amazing 8-day hut-to-hut hiking trek. We'll climb 4,000 footers, hike sections of the Appalachian Trail (AT), and learn more about the Maine woods with an expert Maine wildlife biologist who is hiking along with us. Our nights will be spent in the warmth and comfort of backcountry lodges and huts provided by two outstanding outdoor organizations, the Appalachian Mountain Club and Maine Huts and Trails. Join us!

This adventure trip is guided by Distant Journeys Inc., a leader in hiking vacations for 28 years.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3 days of hiking in the Moosehead Lake Region
  • 4 days of hiking between Maine Huts and Trails' huts, featuring amazing scenery and wildlife
  • Canoeing the Dead River
  • Experiencing fall foliage at its peak
  • Watching the avian spectacle of fall migration
  • Hiking with Maine wildlife biologist Ron Joseph who will share his extensive knowledge of birding, moose and more
  • Visiting the L.L.Bean Flagship Store in Freeport

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1 Travel to AMC's Gorman Chairback Lodge & Welcome Dinner
Day 2 Chairback Mountain
Day 3 Hike to Little Lyford Lodge
Day 4 Morning Hike and Travel to Grand Falls Hut
Day 5 Hike and Canoe to Flagstaff Hut
Day 6 Hike to Stratton Brook Hut
Day 7 Poplar Hut Hike & Farewell Dinner
Day 8 Depart for Portland International Jetport

DETAILED ITINERARY (PDF)

WHAT TO BRING (PDF)

PRICING AND CANCELLATION POLICY (PDF)

This trip is provided solely by Distant Journeys Inc., and not by L.L.Bean. Customer name and address information will be provided to Distant Journeys for fulfillment of the trip.

TO CONTACT AN ADVENTURE CONSULTANT

odschool@llbean.com 1-888-270-2326

HOURS: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST

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