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Backpacker Magazine – January 2014

Trail Mix: Northeast

Take in a beautiful waterfall in Pennsylvania, spend the night in of New York's iconic mountain huts, and take a day trip out of NYC.

by: Casey Lyons

Photo by Jennifer Lehman
Photo by BP0114NE_Lehman_DingmansFalls_bjk445x260.jpg
Photo by Jennifer Lehman

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Flowed Lands Lean-to, High Peaks, NY

With few great tracts of wilderness to spread out in, our panel noted the importance of concentrating backcountry impact into the region’s iconic mountain huts. This shelter, 9.2 miles up the Calamity Brook Trail, has front-door views of the Flowed Lands, a grassy bowl filled by the Opalescent River. Experience “the call of the loon, the gently moving water, the mist on the Flow in the morning giving way to sunshine on the mountains,” says Wendy Wakula. Contact (518) 891-0235; Website




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