Northern Appalachian Guiding is a small, personalized guiding service geared towards mature individuals and small
groups, offering them the opportunity to experience the beauties of Maine through backpacking treks and dayhiking.
MILE WILDERNESS: For many the final northern
stretch of the Appalachian Trail holds a special edge of magic and adventure. With limited access, quietly breathtaking ponds,
bogs, and mountains, the journey through this tunnel can be one of a lifetime. For 2013 I’ll be leading a group of 2
to 8 individuals on a southbound trek of this famous trail.The time frame is July 27th to August 9th.
The trip will be open-ended, scheduled with as much flexiblility needed for the make up and demands of the group. We’ll
leave from Abol Bridge, just outside the southern boundry of Baxter State Park, and finish at the Rt 15 trailhead in Monson,
9 to 12 days later. As individuals and as a group we’ll move through the days, cooking and tenting wherever our efforts
- HIKING THE OLD AND NEW APPALACHIAN TRAIL – A BRIEF TREK THROUGH WHAT WAS: A 3 day, 2 night journey over and around Whitecap Mountain, offering
a glimpse of the quiet evolution of the Appalachian Trail within the center of the famed 100 Mile Wilderness. Leaving from
the north side of the mountain we’ll travel to the places where an older, more rugged Maine meshes with the newer ridgeline
trail. On day 2 we’ll hike the Gulf Hagas loop, a slate canyon sometimes called the Grand Canyon of Maine. This trip
is scheduled for the 3rd week in July. Group size is limited to 6. Accomodations will be primitive.
- OUT, ABOUT AND AROUND
THE 100 MILE WILDERNESS – DAYHIKING: The central, Longfellow Mountains of Maine, including the Appalachian Trail’s 100 Mile Wilderness
corridor, offer a number of wonderful dayhiking opportunities. From late June through October I can offer my services to help
you explore and hike the varied and beautiful terrain of this area through one or more day hikes. From mountaintops to waterfalls
and forest paths, and everything else in between.
I’m a Master Recreational Registered Maine Guide with lifelong ties to the Whitecap/West
Branch Ponds region north of Greenville.
- Maine native with a family tradition of guiding
- backpacker since the 1950’s
- former Appalachian Trail maintainer for 27 seasons
- Certified Wilderness First Responder
- Member of the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, The Appalachian Mountain Club
- Member of The Maine Wilderness Guides Asssociation
- Guiding private clients and summer camp groups for
over 20 years.
and hiker since childhood, as a guide I can offer my skills, knowledge, and unique perspective to help coordinate your visit
to our state. What I’ve seen in the woods since my earliest days is still there. It just takes a bit more patience and
a seasoned eye to see it. For me, guiding is as simple as taking people to the places I love
further information and a complete list of pricing, gear, and accomodations in the greater Greenville area please email or
give me a call anytime. Thanks -Jim
|old AT sign deep in the woods
|climbing Mt Chocorua, 1957
GUIDING OUT OF THE HEART OF THE APPALACHIAN
TRAIL'S 100 MILE WILDERNESS FOR OVER 25 YEARS
|Katahdin range from the shoulder of Whitecap