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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
  • 6 nights accommodations provided by two outstanding outdoor organizations, the Appalachian Mountain Club and Maine Huts and Trails (Rooms are shared; expect to share with up to 6 others in a bunk room.)
  • 1 night in a privately-owned sporting camp with private twin rooms and shared bathrooms
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • All boat and van transfers to sightseeing and cultural activities per itinerary
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Lots of great hiking and memories

Not included: Travel to or from the starting and ending points, additional/optional/individual transfers or excursions, items not on set dinner or breakfast menu, beverages, tips to guides, trip insurance, sleeping bags, pillowcase or towels.

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Western Maine Hut Hike

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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
  • Accommodation:  B&Bs, inns and backcountry huts

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 29 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 1Travel to AMC's Gorman Chairback Lodge & Welcome Dinner
Day 2Chairback Mountain
Day 3Hike to Little Lyford Lodge
Day 4Morning Hike and Travel to Grand Falls Hut
Day 5Hike and Canoe to Flagstaff Hut
Day 6Hike to Stratton Brook Hut
Day 7Poplar Hut Hike & Farewell Dinner
Day 8Depart for Portland International Jetport

DETAILED ITINERARY & ACCOMMODATIONS (PDF)

WHAT TO BRING (PDF)

PRICING & CANCELLATION POLICY (PDF)

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 29 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 1Travel to AMC's Gorman Chairback Lodge & Welcome Dinner
Day 2Chairback Mountain
Day 3Hike to Little Lyford Lodge
Day 4Morning Hike and Travel to Grand Falls Hut
Day 5Hike and Canoe to Flagstaff Hut
Day 6Hike to Stratton Brook Hut
Day 7Poplar Hut Hike & Farewell Dinner
Day 8Depart for Portland International Jetport

DETAILED ITINERARY & ACCOMMODATIONS (PDF)

WHAT TO BRING (PDF)

PRICING & CANCELLATION POLICY (PDF)

TO CONTACT AN ADVENTURE CONSULTANT

odschool@llbean.com 1-888-615-9979

HOURS: 7 days a week, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ET

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

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Western Maine Hut Hike

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 29 years.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

ITINERARY SUMMARY:

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

DETAILED ITINERARY & ACCOMMODATIONS (PDF)

WHAT TO BRING (PDF)

PRICING & CANCELLATION POLICY (PDF)