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NORTH CAROLINA

The Bartram Trail  A long distance trail that follows the path that the botanist William Bartram took in nineteenth centu

Mountain Trail Hiker New site by a friend of Hiking The Carolinas

Dupont State Forest       Falls, Falls and more Falls. A great place to hike if you like beautiful waterfalls.

Official Smokies Site      The Park Service Site.

Smokies Weather     Weather conditions at higher elevations.

Smokies Backcountry   Information about backcountry camping in the Smokies.

Maps                                Maps for NC & SC hikers.

NC Hiking                            Hiking trails in Graham County NC (Nantahala)

NC Rails to Trails                 A worthwhile effort to convert old railroad beds to trails.

Black Mountain Initiative      Good site for the Black and Craggy Mountains.

Hikin' & Bikin'                      Hiking & Biking trails in Pisgah Nat. Forest

Blue Ridge Parkway         A trail guide for the BRP in North Carolina.

Franklin NC Trails          A super list of beautiful and secluded trails near Franklin.

NC Sierra Club               At the forefront of North Carolina conservation.

Griz Trax                            Lots of helpful information about bears. 

 NATIONAL FORESTS

NC Natural                         A good information source for NC National Forests

GORP Pisgah                    A trail guide to Pisgah Nat. Forest.        

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SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Trail Inventory       A searchable database of trails in South Carolina

Foothills Trail Conference     The Official Page.

Palmetto Trail Conf.            Web site for South Carolina's premiere long distance trail.

SC State Parks                   Good base camps for hikes in the foothills.

Jocassee Gorges                  Information page for the beautiful gorges region of the South Carolina back-country.

Forest Smiths Gorge Page   A site devoted to a region of National Park caliber.

Nature Conservancy SC    Descriptions of places that the Conservancy protects. 

Worlds Edge E-Mag          A Carolina specific E-Mag.

Windy Falls                      Photos and description of one of the best back country waterfalls in the Carolina Back-Country.

Waterfall Map                  Map of the locations of beautiful waterfalls in the Gorges region.

Horsepasture River              An excellent description of the Wild and Scenic River.

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NATIONAL FOREST      

Sumter National Forest       The GORP guide to some good hiking.

Francis Marion Nat. Forest   GORP's description of this destination

WATERFALLS

Carolina Falls          A great web site with lots of photos.

NC Waterfalls             A click-able map of the greatest waterfalls that NC has to offer.  Includes directions.

Waterfall directions (SC)     Driving directions and photos.

SC Waterfalls                          More nice photos.

GEORGIA

North Georgia Hiking          A complete listing of North Georgia trails.

Georgia National Forests     Home page for Oconee and Chattahoochee Nat. Forests.

Chattooga River                   Forest Service's Home Page for the Wild and Scenic River.

Ga. Trail Maps                  National Forest trail maps in Ga.

Georgia Wilderness Society   A super site for Georgia conservationists.

Middle Georgia Outdoors    Describes trails in Mid-Georgia.

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TENNESSEE

GORP TN.                         All around great resource for TN. hiking.

Big South Fork                   Download of a "PDF" guide to this land of incredible beauty. 

Knoxville Trails                   List of trails near Knoxville, TN.

TN. State Parks                Click-able map of Tennessee's state parks.

John Muir Trail (TN)           Description of an excellent trail.

Cumberland Trail Conf.        Long distance trail in TN. that looks promising.

Clingmans Dome          Beautiful photos from the highest point in Tenn. 

1001 Hikes                          Ed Wright is "The Man" when it comes to Mt. LeConte.

VIRGINIA

Va. Trail Maps                    Trail maps for National Forests in Va.

Virginia Creeper Trail           Description of a good Rails to Trails project.

Va. National Forests            Washington and Jefferson Nat. Forests.

Damascus Va.                      Host of Trail Days. Hiking center in Southwest Va.

Shuttle Service                      Hiking shuttles for the Virginia section of the Appalachian Trail.

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ALABAMA

Alabama Trails Assn.          Organization dedicated to extending the AT to Alabama.

Alabama Trail Database     Trail descriptions.

 

ENVIORNMENT

Southern Appalachian Conservancy       Good conservation site.

Conservation Scorecard       See how your legislator is representing you.

Conservation Council of NC     Dedicated to maintaining a clean NC.

Contact Washington             Contact your representative in Washington

The Bear Page                 All about our friends, the bears.

 

APPALACHIAN TRAIL

Appalachian Trail             The official page.

Wingfoots Trailplace         An AT thru-hikers guide.

AT Newsgroups               Many postings related to the AT.

White Blaze Net                A great Appalachian Trail resource center

Mount Rogers dot Org    A new site dedicated to the Mount Rogers Area

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MISCELANEOUS

Gear Addict                      Gear reviews and information.

Hikenet                            The definitive hiking link web site.

Hike Link                          Another great link page.

The Mountain Zone           A web site devoted to mountain climbing. The big ones!

GORP                              An original! Everything you need to know about hiking.

Gear Shopping                 My favorite gear shopping page.   

Backcountry Food             Great link to a great backpacking food

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