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    Have a week to backpack next year. Where to go?

    My wife and I have an arrangement that started this year. Whenever I go away on a trip, she gets to go away for a trip that length.

    Well, she's already informed me that she intends to be away for about a week next year which means I can go away for a week. Question is, where do I go?

    Any suggestions you have for trips in the Northeast would be much appreciated. Never too early to start planning.

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    it may be a long drive, but dolly sods WV gets my vote. Ecological diversity alone makes it worth it. the views are just the icing on the cake.
    Or bag the presidential peaks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloudedice View Post
    Never too early to start planning.
    Planning them out is half the fun.
    -Turtle Creek

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    My first long hike was Foothills Trail in SC. Stunning.

    Getting set to leave for Grayson Highlands - one and a wake-up...
    Real Freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization. ~ Charles Lindbergh

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    If you want to stay up north, sections of the AT or the LT are great!

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    Hanging Rock State Park, NC.
    Ive never been to another park that has prettier waterfalls, or so many.
    the lower cascades are my favorite. officially the park wants you to base camp in their grounds. But i have walked the whole park on multi day adventures and stealth camped many times. I would particularly suggest stealth camping the upper cascades. Its a little tricky to get down to the falls, so no one is going to do it in the dark. It is a very pretty spot and you have it all to yourself after sundown.

    http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/h...cs/parkmap.pdf

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    No advice for trails (I am going to the Hot Springs, NC section of the AT this fall). My wife and I just came to the very agreement a few weeks ago! She already burned two of her five nights this past weekend.

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    What I wouldn't give to be doing the 100 Mile Wilderness. 100 Mile Wilderness might be a tad much for a week though. The Whites would be my choice in your area. Here in Michigan the Holy Grail of backpacking is Isle Royale.

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    In the Adirondacks:
    120 miles Northville Placid Trail. Or a section of it, or a section of it looped in with a different trail.

    How many miles were you planning on doing? What type of terrain, water features, mountains, etc... do you desire?

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    ... the odds be 50-50 G.G.'s Avatar
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    Throw a dart. Doesn't matter. Just time the season right and know you're fitness level. You'll have a great time.

    Jealous
    Last edited by G.G.; 08-30-2013 at 15:58.

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