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Blackhead Range – New York

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

BlackHead Range, New York, CatSkills

Rock Island State Park, WI (Wisconsin)

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Sunny beach Rock Island State Park, Wisconsin

Rock Island state park wisconsin

It’s a long drive to the end of Door Country peninsula, and the a ferry ride to the island however the trip Wisconsin’s Rock Island is well worth it. A mile long hike will take you to the five backpacking campsites situated in an amazing setting perched right over the rocky beach with some incredible views of Lake Michigan.

Greenbrier River Trail, West Virginal

Monday, July 6th, 2009

GreenBrier River Trail West Virginia

The 77-mile Greenbrier Trail hugs its namesake river, following the former C&O Railway through some of the most rugged and spectacular country east of the Mississippi. Here in the heart of Appalachia, steep 4,000-foot peaks watch over old logging towns, black bears, and eight rivers.

George Washington National Forest – Virginia , USA

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

George Washington National Forest Waterfall

June is a great time to explore Virginia’s backcountry, because the trails are no longer crowded with thru-hikers moving north to Katahdin. Start at the Appalachian Trail from the parking lot and begin a challehging 3,100-foot ascent along The Priest with 37 switchbacks over 4 miles-one of the largest uninterrupted elevation changes on the entire AT.

Oil Creek State Park – Western Pennsylvania

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Oil Creek State Park in Western Pennsylvania -  wooden oil tower

On this hike you can discover the history of the oil industry of western Pennsylvania.

In the oil boom of the 1860s, Oil Creek Canyon sprouted with wells and refineries, choking the corridor with smoke and cleared the forested slopes.  It was vastly different from today’s state park, where nature reigns again.

Hike Through Bat Caves At Caprock Canyon Trailway in Texas – State Park

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Caprock Canyon State Park Trailway - Bat Caves

The dusty, barren landscape of the 15,313 acres of Caprock Canyon State Park is so reminiscent Wild West you can almost hear black hat outlaws galloping away after holding up the Denver-to-Fort Worth train. The 64-mile Caprock Canyon Trailway is broken into six sections, each with its own name and trailhead facilities.

United States Longest Trail Tunnel, The Iron Horse Trail, Washington (WA)

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Iron Horse Trail, Washington, WA 

Doing The Hike:
The 110-mile Iron Horse starts about 30 miles east of Seattle and climbs over the Cascades, crossing dizzying trestles atop rainy passes before terminating at the Columbia River. To see the coolest, eeriest stretch, pack your jacket and headlamp and head to the Hyak trailhead off I-90 on Snoqualmie Pass.

Muir Woods – Sausalito, California

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Muir Woods National Monument (Park) is located in Sausalito, California just north of San Franciso.

Muir Woods national monument sausalito california

Denali National Park, Alaska

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Denali National Park, alaskaBackpackers who love the mountains will enjoy this 6-million acre area of wild Alaska. The backcountry is divided into 41 units, which has a limit of how many hikers per unit. These units within the Denali Wilderness offers backpackers, hikers an expansive terrain to travel and camp on.