Maine Huts & Trails, the nonprofit organization hoping to build 12 back country huts over 180 miles of trails in the remote western mountains of the state, has just announced the creation of their third lodging. Slated to be completed by the end of 2010, the hut will be built on the banks of the Dead River, two miles below the cascading waters of Grand Falls. Each of the three huts, including the Poplar Stream Falls and the Flagstaff Lake hut, are spaced about 11 miles apart, so people can reach it within one day of hiking. For less than $100 per person per adult and under $50 per children, each hiker gets a night’s sleep on a bed, hot showers, dinner, and breakfast. Not a bad way to be lost in this vast tract of New England wilderness, treasured for its mountains, large lakes, sinuous river, and waterfalls.
Globe correspondent Steve Jermanok blogs daily at www.ActiveTravels.com
Photo of Flagstaff Lake hut from The Nature Conservancy website © Maine Huts & Trails