" The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."
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On my facebook news page there is a link to
Top Ten Wild Places to Hike (Before You Die)
Looks like a good place to start:
Foothills Trail in SC/NC would be a good bet, or one of the less-populated trails in the Smokies.
Big Sur has a lot of nice trails as well, sometimes with ocean views. Would be pretty easy to string together 10 days there with a shower stop or two in the campgrounds (or not). Not many regs there, either.
I also enjoyed Yosemite...worth the trip if you've never been in the Yosemite backcountry. Amazing...and could easily fill up 10 days. More regs here, but not really burdensome except for the bear cannister requirement.
Big Sur is only about 6 hours from Yosemite, so you could do half and half.
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IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER
i would go anywhere but here
i would hit the AT and section will do just as long as i'm in the woods and walking ....... Ahhhhhhhhh this is killing me
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10 days on the Cree River in northern Saskatchewan...ya need a boat though and there are bugs
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park (formerly Sibley) or Pukaskwa Provincial Park, Ontario Canada. Bugs shouldn't be too bad and both of these places have spectacular hiking and paddling. Kids will still be in school so not many people around during the week. Quetico (Canadian BWCA) is another option, you're truly in the middle of nowhere there.
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