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    Default Great Places Not on the AT?

    Any single trail transversing a mountain chain is bound to miss some great places. There have been many times that I have been on a hike and said to myself "wow, I wish the AT went through here!!"

    Where would you put the AT? Complete disregard for logistics and the need for a linear trail is a must .

    My top three:

    Grandfather Mountain in NC, the ladders are a fright!

    Allegheny National Forest, PA...the 'mountains' of my childhood.

    Acadia NP, of course!!!!
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    The Rockies, Sierras and Cascades!

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    Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY
    E-Z---"from sea to shining sea''

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    Gulf Hagas ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrc237
    Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY

    Let's see if I can pronounce that with your NY accent:

    Prahspect Paak, Bruuklyn New Yoik

    ha yeah there ya go-
    how ya doin guy?

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    The Medicine Bow and Huston Wilderness.

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    John Muir Trail - An epic 211-mile hike for everyone's life list that starts in Yosemite and ends on Mt. Whitney.

    This week the Fresno Bee is starting a great series on some reporters trying to hike it..

    http://www.fresnobeehive.com/jmt/

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    The Scottish Highlands, the English Lake District, Norway, the Alps....

    Realistically in the US East: Monangahela National Forest including Spruce Knob in West Virginia, Catskills, Adirondacks, the Lincoln Ridge plus Camels Hump and Mansfield in Vermont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookerhiker
    the Lincoln Ridge plus Camels Hump and Mansfield in Vermont.
    Good call. The northern sections of the Long Trail are awesome. Great rocky peaks, amazing views, awesome old and new 'camps' (ie, cabin-style shelters) and a well-maintained trail by the GMC. Plus it traverses about a dozen ski areas and ends at the border of Canada. For a shorter trail on the east coast, you just can't beat the LT.

    And there's a brewery named after it - with damn good ale!

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    Pretty close Marsha except Park, Yawk
    E-Z---"from sea to shining sea''

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    Slickrock Wilderness. But hey, the BMT goes there so it is all still good.
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    Default Here are some I have experienced

    In South America:
    Lapatai Trail - Tierra del Fuego


    Torres del Paine Trek-Patagonia

    Both of these places....wow..like being at the end of the earth (not too far from I guess)

    In US

    Grand Canyon
    Snake River Canyon
    Tohickon Gorge (Pa)
    YOSEMITE


    Canada

    Lake in The Woods (paddle)
    Chruchhill River (paddle)
    Great Slave Lake (paddle

    I hiked that ridge Pop told me not to that morning.
    Each time out, I see that same ridge- only different.
    Each one is an adventure in itself. Leading to what is beyond the next- HIKER7s


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    Beautiful and unique section in NJ that is about 3 miles East and parallel to the AT. I wish everyone that goes through NJ could see this section.

    From Wawayanda State Park AT - WARP - Bearfort Trail (Warwick Turnpike, Hewitt, NJ) - cut back to AT via Ernest Walter Trail right near the NJ/NY State Line (on trail).

    I also think the trail should be strategically placed when entering resupply towns:

    Direct to Quincy's Pizza in Damascus
    Direct to McGrath's Irish Pub in Killington
    Direct to Hanover Hot Tubs in Hanover

    Happy hiking!

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    [quote=Time To Fly 97]I also think the trail should be strategically placed when entering resupply towns:

    Direct to Quincy's Pizza in Damascus
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    Uh...I'd like to buy a vowel please?

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    Thanks Slogger. Haven't been back to VA in WAY too long.

    I officially change my suggestion to strategically route the AT in Damascus to Cisicly's Pizza.

    Happy hiking!

    TTF

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    [quote=Time To Fly 97]Thanks Slogger. Haven't been back to VA in WAY too long.

    I officially change my suggestion to strategically route the AT in Damascus to Cisicly's Pizza.
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    Actually ...you wouldn't be alone in wishing that it was still Quincy's !!

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    Good memories!

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    Peaks of Otter

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    Realistic east coast points would include Cathedral Pines in CT (before the hurricane tore them down), the northern section of the Long Trail, a big chunk of the more remote portions of the Catskills and Adirondacks, Hocking Hills in southeast Ohio, as well as Peaks of Otter (VA), Gulf Hagas (ME) and Grandfather Mountain.
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