Wendy Weiger is a physician who left the halls of academe for the wilds of northern Maine. The Maine Woods have become her home, step by step and paddle stroke by paddle stroke, as she’s journeyed thousands of miles up mountains and down rivers—often traveling solo—in all seasons. She lives in Greenville, at the southern tip of Moosehead Lake, and she has a camp on First Roach Pond, about ten miles from the midpoint of the most remote section of the Appalachian Trail, known as the Hundred Mile Wilderness.
Wendy hopes to help others find healing outdoors—as she has done—and to inspire them to work toward healing our planet. She recently completed her first book, Earth Miracle: Why We Need Nature and Nature Needs Us, and is in the process of seeking an agent and publisher.
—Photos by NRCM member Wendy Weiger of Greenville, Maine
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