Andrew Todd

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7 Tips for Backpacking With Your Significant Other

We were 5 hours deep into Glacier National Park's backcountry when I looked at Michael and said, "I should write a blog post about how if you think you love someone you should go backpacking with the.

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Hike the Trahlyta Lake Trail to Trahlyta Falls

Blairsville, Georgia

Lake Trahlyta in Vogel State Park offers a truly unique combination of natural beauty and opportunity for recreation.

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Hike to Panther Creek Falls, Georgia

Clarkesville, Georgia

Park at the Panther Creek Recreation Area. The fee to park here is $4. There is extra parking alongside the road if the parking lot is full.

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Hike and Climb to Yonah Mountain

Cleveland, Georgia

The trail starts at "Mt. Yonah Trailhead" and is 4.4 mile round-trip with elevation of 1,500' to 3,166'.

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Hike to Hogpen Gap

Helen, Georgia

Hogpen Gap is one of six "Gaps" of North Georgia. If you are planning to go on this trip from town, you will be starting from a parking lot at the bottom of the trailhead.

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Stanley, Idaho Belongs on Your Summer Bucket List

Stanley, Idaho

With endless trails, lakes, and gorgeous scenic vistas, Stanley is your quintessential mountain town destination.

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Backpack Isle Royale NP's Greenstone Ridge Trail

Eagle Harbor Township, Michigan

Isle Royale National Park consists of Isle Royale, a fifty mile long and nine mile wide island in Lake Superior, and about 45 smaller islands around (and within) it.

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Hike the Congress Trail

Sequoia National Park, California

While the General Sherman Tree is the main attraction in this area, the Congress Trail allows you to get away from the majority of the crowd and explore the giant sequoias at your leisure.

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Hike to Emerald Lake, Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park, California

Begin this hike at the Alta Peak Trailhead in the Sequoia National Park. The trail initially takes you east-southeast through a loosely forested area that is stark and arid. Around 1.

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Backpack to Mount Silliman, Sequoia NP

Sequoia National Park, California

There is available parking at the campgrounds at the Lodgepole Visitor Center. Lodgepole's elevation starts at 6720 ft.

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Backpack Over Kearsarge Pass to Charlotte Lake

Independence, California

This adventure begins at Onion Valley Campground outside of Independence, CA. The parking is abundant and the road is snow dependent.

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Backpack to Alice Lake

Ketchum, Idaho

Alice Lake is a must-see, jaw-dropping alpine lake in the Sawtooth Wilderness. Whether it's a day hike or a multiple night backpacking trip, it surely won't disappoint.

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Backpack the Alice Toxaway Loop

Ketchum, Idaho

The Alice/Toxaway Loop is a standard loop in the Sawtooth Mountains, ID.  The basic route is around 20 miles and takes 2-3 days.

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Hike the Bear Hair Gap Trail

Blairsville, Georgia

Vogel State Park is one of the many beautifully preserved wilderness parks of Northern Georgia.  With a stunning alpine lake and 17 miles of trails, you cannot go wrong.

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Hike to Seneca Lake

Pinedale, Wyoming

The Wind River Range is one of the best backpacking + climbing wildernesses in the lower 48.

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Backpack to Elbow Lake in the Wind River Range

Pinedale, Wyoming

Elkhart Park Trailhead; Wind River Range, WY.

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Hike to Hurricane Falls, Tallulah Gorge SP

Tallulah Falls, Georgia

The trail is located in Tallulah Gorge State Park which is about 1 ½ hours northeast of Atlanta, off of Highway 441. There is a $5 per car entry fee into the park and they prefer the use of cash.

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Hike to the Brasstown Bald Peak

Blairsville, Georgia

Once you make it to the parking area (parking fee required) to Brasstown Bald you will be at about 4284 feet elevation. From there you will have a short (0.

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Hike Blood Mountain

Blairsville, Georgia

The Chattahoochee National Forest and Cohutta Wilderness make up the wild and scenic southern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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