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Backpacker Magazine – May 2010

Local Hikes: Northeast

Hike across a state, gain the country's best foliage view, and top alpine balds. (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.)
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READER EXPERTS
Jeff Chow
North Potomac, MD
Tough gig: Chow spent 10 months mapping every mile of the Appalachian Trail. See GPS tracks and tips at backpacker.com/at
Favorite hike The AT (natch) through Maine’s  100 Mile Wilderness

Steven Roy
Milton, MA
Favorite hike Appalachian Trail through Mahoosuc Notch, ME

Nicholas Minute
Middleburgh, NY
Favorite hike Montour Falls section of the Finger Lakes Trail, NY
Quick City Escapes
Amazon’s bestselling guidebook authors choose killer dayhikes near…

Boston
from Michael Tougias
AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Boston, AMC Books, $17
> Fernwood Lake Trail, Ravenswood Park
> Carriage Path, World’s End Reserve
> Noanet Peak Trail, Noanet Woodlands

New York City from Rhonda and George Ostertag
Hiking New York, Falcon, $19
> Pine Meadow Lake Loop, Harriman SP
> Breakneck Ridge Trail, Hudson Highlands SP
> Three Lakes Trail, Clarence Fahnestock Memorial SP

Philadelphia from Susan Charkes
AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia, AMC Books, $19
> White/Blue Trail, Ridley Creek SP
> Indian Springs/Hidden Pond Trail, Brandywine Creek SP
> Summit Trail, Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain

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Richard Ruch
Jun 25, 2010

My favorite hike is the Pemi Loop in the White Mountains. This 31 mile loop in the interior of the forest will lead you over (8) 4000' plus peaks and you can easily grab 3 more along the way. The normal hike can easily be done in 3 days but some more adventerous folks tackle it in ond day. Either way the views are amazing and the portion from Mt. Liberty to beyond South Twin Peak is all on the Appalachian Trail.

Don
Jun 24, 2010

Is there a link to the Great Range loop? (#5)

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