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I am looking for someplace to hike next summer on vacation.  I have been to the Grand Canyon a couple of times and there are a number of other trails there that look challenging.

 

I am also considering a Volunteer Vacation through the American Hiking Society at Mt. St. Helens.

 

I hear Yellowstone and Glacier are also great places.

 

I am looking to spend a week or so, would like at least one long challenging hike.

 

Any suggestions or comments?

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I am looking for someplace to hike next summer on vacation.  I have been to the Grand Canyon a couple of times and there are a number of other trails there that look challenging.

 

I am also considering a Volunteer Vacation through the American Hiking Society at Mt. St. Helens.

 

I hear Yellowstone and Glacier are also great places.

 

I am looking to spend a week or so, would like at least one long challenging hike.

 

Any suggestions or comments?

 

Appalachian trail or the Pacific Crest trail

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Any place in the Pacific Northwest is worth the trip, I know you've been to St Helens, what about Rainier?  The snowline on Rainier is a one day trip, but you could jump over to the Olympias and do all kinds of hiking.  I have a friend who is a guide over that way, I can hit him up and get some advice on what places to go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Any place in the Pacific Northwest is worth the trip, I know you've been to St Helens, what about Rainier?  The snowline on Rainier is a one day trip, but you could jump over to the Olympias and do all kinds of hiking.  I have a friend who is a guide over that way, I can hit him up and get some advice on what places to go.

 

Thanks.  I would appreciate any ideas.

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ive never been there but I have friends that go to Estes Park Colorado every year for a week long backpacking trip.  they really like it. me, id rather hit the mountains.  what you should do if you want a little adventure is just parachute into Alaska somewhere and hike out.  :hugegrin:

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ive never been there but I have friends that go to Estes Park Colorado every year for a week long backpacking trip.  they really like it. me, id rather hit the mountains.  what you should do if you want a little adventure is just parachute into Alaska somewhere and hike out.  :hugegrin:

I was in Estes Park last year. It got flooded pretty heavily this year. And it is WAY the hell up in the mountains. Lol

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Thanks, Watcher. I am leaning toward Glacier at this point. I pulled it up on Pinterest last night and some of the pictures there are amazing.  Now need to see when to go and round up a group to hike with.

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Where ever you go I would suggest you stick to the trail.  :scared:

But that is where the bears will be expecting you. lol

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Great Smoky Mountains has miles and miles of trails. The Appalachian Trail passes through there also.

Any place in particular?

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Any place in particular?

I have hiked a lot of the trails there and I have not found a bad one yet. You can find about anything you could possibly want there from waterfalls to balds to spectacular views. One that I have never hiked, but I have heard a lot of  good comments about is the trail to Mt LeConte.  http://www.hikinginthesmokys.com/lecontealum.htm

The one that I would really like to hike is the Appalachian trail. There is no way I could ever hike it straight through at this point in my life, but a lot of people hike it in small chunks which would be a little more workable. I graduated with a lady who hike it straight through from Georgia to Maine about 4 years ago. Took her all summer, but she did it.

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