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Backpacker Magazine – February/March 2013

Trail Mix — East — March 2013

Your region's go-now guide: Visit a new hikers' hostel connected to 50 miles of trail in Maine's Bigelow Mountains, see the rare Oconee bell in South Carolina's Jocassee Gorges area, explore the world's longest mapped cave system near Louisville, and more.

by: Graham Averill (See This Now), Ryan Pinkard, Nathan Pipenberg (This Just In), and Rachel Zurer

Lower Panther Falls (Photo by Carl Donohue)
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Lower Panther Falls (Photo by Carl Donohue)
Oconee Bell (Photo by Rob Travis)
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Oconee Bell (Photo by Rob Travis)
InstaWinner Ben Budd: Kyle Hunicke on Shortoff Mountain (Photo by Ben Budd)
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InstaWinner Ben Budd: Kyle Hunicke on Shortoff Mountain (Photo by Ben Budd)

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Ben Budd, 34, of Tuscaloosa, AL, took this shot of his friend Kyle Hunicke on Shortoff Mountain on day one of a 22-mile loop through Linville Gorge. “It’s known as the Grand Canyon of the East,” says Budd. “Winter’s cold weather and dry air provide the best views.” For your chance to be featured here, tag your hiking photo #BPmag on Instagram. Trip ID 379572 



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