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Deam Wilderness, IN

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Chicago, IL: Watch raptors' sunset hunts.

Trail Mix: Central

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The go-now guide for the central region.

Trail Mix: Midwest

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Find solitude in Minnesota, peak Arkansas' highest mountain, and view wildflowers in the grasslands of Illinois.

Trail Mix: Great November Hikes in the Central U.S.

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Your region's go-now guide: Perfect days in Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Tulsa.

Trail Mix: Central

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Your region's go-now guide

Trail Mix: Central

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Your region's go-now guide.

Ultimate Adventure Handbook: Hike 30 Miles in a Day

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See a week's worth of terrain on an epic dawn-to-dusk hike.

Ultimate Adventure Handbook

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Tired of the same old weekend loops? Looking to create memories your grandkids will talk about? In this how-and-where guide, we serve up 15 extraordinary escapes that will shatter your expectations of "normal." From adventure moviemaking to canyoneering, we'll take you places you've never been—but will long to visit again soon.

Readers' Choice 2012: Top 3 - Midwest Hikes

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This region's top mapper has notched 20 bag nights and 200 trail miles in 9 states this year scouting trails for BACKPACKER. Here are three of his favorite routes.

Readers' Choice 2012: Your Neck of the Woods - Midwest Hikes

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Climb dunes, find instant solitude, camp atop riverside bluffs, ascend to surprising above-treeline views, and hike along the St. Croix River.

Rip & Go: Two Lakes Loop - Hoosier National Forest, IN

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Camp next to forest lakes and rock-hop across clear streams.

Trip Finder: Great Lakes

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Your favorite Great Lakes hikes—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.

50-Mile Thru-Hikes: Knobstone Trail, IN

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Climb high (really!) in the Midwest.

Reader Essays: My First, Worst Trip

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New to hiking? Brian Simpson 
has a foolproof plan for doing it all wrong.

Trip Finder: Indian Summer Hikes

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Fall camping season seems to go on forever with these fair-weather weekend trips.

Nuclear-Free Hiking

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How Cold War weapons sites are becoming America's most unusual new preserves.

High Points: Hoosier Hill, Indiana

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A fitting place to ponder the true meaning of the term Hoosier.

Beach Trail

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This Indiana Dunes trail offers visitors views of the lake, the Chicago skyline, wildflowers and some of the tallest trees in the region.

Best Backpacking In Indiana

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Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Indiana.

Indiana's Shades State Park

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Rare stands of virgin hardwood and creekside camping beckon sunburned hikers.

Hoosier National Forest

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A hiker's oasis in the hills and valleys of the Midwest.

Indiana's Hiker's Sandbox

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Play out your Lawrence of Suburbia fantasies at Indiana Dunes.

Hoosier High Country's Uplifting Experience

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You won't get a nosebleed on the Knobstone Trail, but you will get a taste of Hoosier high country.

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