According to WGME, the Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership Program give high school students a chance to backpack through the majesty of Baxter State Park.  Accompanied by an experienced guide, the students will spend 9 days hiking from one end of the park to the other.

In order to qualify, the students must currently be enrolled as a sophomore or a junior.

Ten students will be selected for the hike, which will take place in August.

The deadline for entry is February 8th and you can register HERE

The hike is being put on by The Friends of Baxter and is designed to cultivate a new generation of wilderness leaders.

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