The 100 Mile Wilderness is an area in Maine near the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. The section is renowned for its lack of town access (just unfrequented back-roads), meaning that many people enter carrying all of the food they’ll need… and the general recommendation is to plan on taking 8-10 days. Even dehydrated food gets awfully heavy when you pack in more than a few days–and even more so when you account for the boost in caloric needs of a hiker. To a northbound thru-hiker with 2000 miles worth of leg muscles built up before reaching the 100 Mile Wilderness, the section probably wouldn’t seem very intimidating. But for most everyone else (including southbounders like we were), it’s an intimidating prospect. When I was doing my initial research, searching for a way to not start our hike carrying 20lbs of food or to, you know, starve, I found that there is there are some wonderful people near the trail who will (for a fee) bring half of your food to the mid-way point of the Wilderness.
There may well be more options, but here are the ones I considered (info is from Spring 2012):
The AT Lodge
-Resupply drop-off–56 mi @ Jo-Mary Rd (crosses AT)
-Will pack out your trash
-Call Paul (Ole Man) for rates