About Us

Our Staff

Get to know our staff at 100 Mile Wilderness Adventures. Our staff includes experienced long distance hikers, Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, section-hikers, and Triple Crowners. They are dedicated to ensuring your stay is a pleasant and positive experience.

Barry Sykes
Barry Sykes


Jordan "Timber" Sykes has been a backpacker and lifelong lover of the Appalachian Trail, growing up in Georgia in an outdoorsy family who took regular outings to the southern Appalachian mountains. Springer Mountain was a particular favorite. One of his earliest memories is his dad pointing down the AT from the terminus at Springer and explaining that this trail goes, uninterrupted, all the way to Maine , to which he responded, "How many hours does that take? Probably all day?"

Luckily, that question was answered in 2016 when Timber set out on a thru-hike of his own. Electing to hike Southbound, with the journey starting on the rugged terrain of Maine, the state undeniably captured his heart in the first month or so working through the AT in Maine. In particular, Monson represented a landmark in the hike, as the first town stop and the completion of the 100 Mile Wilderness.

When the opportunity to take over the camp from the original owner, Phil Pepin, Jordan jumped at the opportunity, and hopes to continue the legacy of providing a great place to relax, rest and resupply. When not in Maine, Jordan resides in Montana with a day job as an environmental engineer with an obsession for dogs and skiing.

Barry Knight
Barry Knight


Originally hailing from Massachusetts, Barry has bounced all over the country in all kinds of interesting chapters and roles. From being in the Airborne section of the armed forces as a young man, to running a high end sea food department, Barry ultimately found his greatest satisfaction being both on and around the AT. Barry has previously worked at the iconic Standing Bear Hostel on the northern end of the Smokies, in addition to numerous stints as a hiker as well.

Barry and his wife call the Monson area home full time, loving the rural Maine community and lifestyle. Barry is an invaluable member of the team with his knowledge of the local area, shuttle routes, and incredible attitude and dedication to providing top notch and friendly service to our guests.


Without a doubt, Sly brings the most long distance hiking experience to the team, perhaps as much as the rest of the team combined. Sly has not only thru hiked the AT, but the PCT and CDT as well, completing the coveted Triple Crown of long distance backpacking. Sly can be found making morning coffee on site, and typically resides onsite full time during the season.

Sly provides guests with expert backpacking information, a friendly face around camp, and much more. Additionally, Sly has performed a great deal of behind the scenes work, such as putting together our website, promotion in various long distance hiking outlets and guides, and so much more.


The newest member of our team, Hydro completed his northbound Appalachian Trail thru hike in 2023. After finding himself at Camp, he ended up falling in love with the site and area, and spent a considerable amount of time after his hike as well. In fact, he liked it so much, he is returning this year as a member of our team! Hydro brings recent experience, enthusiasm, and absolutely incredible photography skills. If you see a magazine worthy shot on our website or social media pages, it is almost certainly courtesy of Hydro!


100 Mile Wilderness

The Hundred-Mile Wilderness is the section of the Appalachian Trail running between Abol Bridge just south of Baxter State Park and Monson, Maine. It is generally considered the wildest section of the Appalachian Trail, and one of the most challenging to navigate and traverse. This section of the trail is crossed by several logging roads and is maintained by the Maine Appalachian Trail Club. It consists of a small corridor of protected wilderness surrounded by large tracts of public and private land controlled by paper companies. An increasing amount of the adjoining lands are being protected by groups like the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Nature Conservancy.