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Mount Rogers: a MUST-DO hike for any self-respecting hiker! - 0 views

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    The hike to Mount Rogers - the highest point in Virginia - is one of the best hikes east of the Rocky Mountains! Following the Appalachian Trail, you'll have outstanding panoramic views for most of the hike. You're also likely to see the wild ponies on Wilburn Ridge.
Jeff D

Hike to Grassy Ridge Bald on Roan Mountain - 0 views

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    Article on hiking the Appalachian Trail to Grassy Ridge Bald on Roan Mountain along the TN-NC border. This section of the Appalachian Trail is rated as one of the most scenic sections along the entire trail - and can be easily done on a day hike.
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Hike the longest stretch of grassy balds in the Appalachian Mountains - 0 views

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    Grassy Ridge on Roan Mountain is the longest stretch of grassy bald in the Appalachian Mountains, and is an easy hiking destination starting out of Carvers Gap.
Jeff D

Hike to Mt. Rogers in Virginia - 0 views

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    Nearly the entire length of the four-mile (one-way) hike to the summit of Mt. Rogers passes through open country, offering sweeping views of the surrounding wilderness as far as the eye can see. With the rocky outcroppings and the open views, it seems more like hiking in some places out west rather than in the Appalachian Mountains.
Jeff D

Mountain Laurel Heaven: Hike to Spence Field in the Smokies - 0 views

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    As we approach the late spring season, I just wanted to remind hikers not to pass up the excellent opportunity to see the incredible displays of mountain laurel at Spence Field, located on the Appalachian Trail near Thunderhead Mountain.
Jeff D

Black Bear Statistics - 0 views

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    Frank van Manen, a U.S. Geological Survey research ecologist and president of the International Association for Bear Research and Management, said it's not that the bears are becoming more aggressive. Instead, he said, bear populations are skyrocketing under state bans or limits on bear hunting.
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The Southern Appalachian Beer Guide - 0 views

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    After a long day on the trail, some/lots/most/all hikers like to kick back with a nice cold beer, preferably a craft or microbrew. The good people over at Blue Ridge Outdoors recently developed the Southern Appalachian Beer Guide to point us in the right direction after we step off the trail.
Jeff D

Hike to Charlies Bunion in the Great Smoky Mountains - 0 views

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    One of the most popular hikes in the Smokies takes you along the Appalachian Trail to reach Charlies Bunion, a rock outcropping offering one of the best panoramic views in the Park.
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