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Backpacker Magazine – May 2010

Local Hikes: Midwest

See moose, bag a high-desert peak, and sample a quiet long trail. (Click linked trips for GPS waypoints, photos, and more.)

by: Ted Alvarez, Shannon Davis, and Kim Phillips.

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(Map by Andrew Matranga.)
(Map by Andrew Matranga.)
(Maps by Andrew Matranga.)
(Maps by Andrew Matranga.)

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Melissa Gaskill

Austin, TX
Melissa logged 300 trail miles last year while researching her guidebook, Best Hikes with Dogs: Texas Hill Country and Gulf Coast.
Favorite hike Twin Peaks Trail, Hill Country State Natural Area, TX

Steve Johnson
Dennison, MN
Favorite hike North Country Trail through Porcupine Lakes Wilderness Area, WI

Charlie Williams

Tulsa, OK
Favorite hike Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail, AR


Quick City Escapes
Amazon’s best-selling guidebook authors choose killer dayhikes near…

Chicago from Susan Post
Hiking Illinois, Human Kinetics, $20
> Tupelo Trail, Cache River State Natural Area
> Sentry Bluff Trail, Bell Smith Springs RA
> Little Grand Canyon, Shawnee NF

Columbus from Susan Finch
Best Easy Day Hikes Columbus, Falcon, $10
> Blackhand Trail, Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve
> Conkles Hollow Rim Trail, Hocking Hills SP
> Grandma Gatewood Trail, Hocking Hills SP

Minneapolis from Jake Kuliu
Take a Hike: Minneapolis and St. Paul, Moon Outdoors, $18
> Inspiration Point Trail, Whitewater SP
> Quarry Loop, Banning SP
> Crow River Loop, Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Dallas from Kathryn Hopper
Best Easy Day Hikes Dallas/Fort Worth, Falcon, $10
> Wood Duck Trail, Heard Sanctuary
> Trinity River Audubon Center Trails
> Fort Worth Nature Center Trails







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Jul 01, 2010

Totally lame article. Zero information.

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Jun 24, 2010

Hey, if you're not gonna print the map so we can actually see the state lines, at least put a city/state with the description so we know where in the heck you're talking about!

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