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Backpacker Magazine – January 2012

Online Exclusive: Readers' Choice 2012: Regional Survey Results (Northeast)

Mt. Katahdin (Photo by Jeff Chow)
Mt. Katahdin (Photo by Jeff Chow)
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We called for your help—and you answered! We wanted to know your favorite long trails, parks, and hikes in the Northeast. Here's how you responded.


Q: Of these most viewed weekend trips on our website, which would you most like to do next weekend? (Assume weather's not an issue.)


A: These three trips topped the list: 
HIKE IT: Download the tracks and waypoints for the most viewed trips on our website.
>> New York City: Long Path Loop (Harriman State Park) backpacker.com/hikes/271613
>> Adirondack Park: Five Mountain Loop backpacker.com/hikes/368779
>> Long Trail (Section 01): Pine Cobble Road to VT 9 backpacker.com/hikes/434853



Q: Of these big, classic trips in the Northeast, which is #1 on your list to do before you kick the bucket?

HIKE IT: Download the tracks and waypoints for these life-list trips.
>> 100-Mile Wilderness backpacker.com/hikes/542144
>> Presidential Traverse
>> Mt. Washington backpacker.com/hikes/59657


Q: What is your favorite long trail in the region?


A: 71% of you prefer the Appalachian Trail.

HIKE IT: Find more info, including tracks and waypoints, on our website.
1. Appalachian Trail (71%)
2. Long Trail (21%)
3. North Country Trail (8%)





Q: What's the best trailside pub in your region?
Q: What’s the top trail town in your area?


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