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The Best Short(er) Thru-Hikes in America

If taking a crack at the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trail has been on your mind of late, you’re not alone. But reality check: Most of us are not in a position to hike for six months straight.

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from Ready Reference

State and National Parks

Bennington, Vermont's Long Trail. Beginning in 1945, over a period of five years, five people disappeared on or near the Long Trail. Only one body was ever found. To date no one can positively say what happened to the other four...

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from Outside Online

America's 32 Best Trails

America's Best Trails 2011. Presenting our first-ever roundup of the greatest hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, drinking, and underground (yes, underground) trails in the country; the best trail to hike just once.

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Ah! And one for my home state! Which is also full of excellent breweries. Harpoon, Otter Creek, Magic Hat, Long Trail, Vermont Pub & Brewery, The Alchemist... The list goes on and on. Although, honestly, can you name a state full of hippies and nature that doesn't have a good range of breweries?

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Long Trail, Vermont- hiked part of this with the kids today. The appalachian trail (aka the long trail) is where i live!

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Finished in 1930, The Long Trail is the oldest long distance hiking trail in the United States and shares a National Scenic Trail designation along with longer trails such as the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails.

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from Bearfoot Theory

8-Step John Muir Trail Planning Guide

Planning a long distance backpacking adventure? Start with these 8 simple steps from my John Muir Trail Planning Guide to help you get organized.

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