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Bob Stratton Bald

Bob Straton liked his weather cool and his neighbors distant. Originally from New England he must have felt at home here. Fir trees, views and of course cool brezzes make this a welcome spot during hot summer days.
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Mountainbridge Wilderness

A part of South Carolina that is a well kept secret, this is a fine example of the best mountain hiking in the Palmetto State. Lots of waterfalls and unusual foliage make this a great Upcountry get away.
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Ellicott Rock Wilderness

Explore the dark second growth forests of the Ellicott Rock Wilderness. Bisected by the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River, this area has a rain forest like beauty that will appeal to most hikers. Perched on the South Carolina border, what is now the wilderness area was first surveyed by Andrew Ellicott in 1811.
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Congaree National Park

A large tract of "Bottom Land" Old Growth Forest in the midlands of South Carolina. Solitude is possible in this under-used wilderness area. Large Loblolly Pines and Bald Cyprus dominate the forest and give a dense cover over this dark misty forest. This is a must see, if you like uncrowded trails.
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Mt. Rogers (Va.)
A very popular hiking destination has some of the best views in the Southeast. The crowded trails are much less traveled these Winter months. The wild ponies will appreciate the company.
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Linville Gorge

Remote and rugged, only the most experienced hikers are able to experience this unique wilderness. Here is a list of some of the better trails and photos from the rim of the gorge.
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Coosa Back-Country Trail (Ga.)
A strenuous 12+ mile loop that boasts biological diversity, history and quite a lot of huffing and puffing. Are you up for one of the most pleasing hikes in North Georgia? How about a little side trip to Blood Mountain the highest point on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia? We'll show you around and share our unusual experience.
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Foothills Trail (SC)

80 to 100 inches of annual rainfall create beautiful waterfalls and lush forests. This is a little known region in South Carolina worthy of mention.
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Snowbird Proposed Wilderness

This is one of the more coveted hikes for the serious Carolina Hiker. The lack of trail traffic and the pristine qualities of this area are unrivaled in the Carolinas. Waterfalls and railroad history accent this trip, so join us on one of my favorite hikes.
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Don' t Feed the Ponies! (Va.)
They seem innocent enough, the cute wild ponies of the Virginia high country. Feed one and watch what happens. Cathy did and read about the price she had to pay!
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Eastatoe Creek (SC)

A great camping spot near the Foothills Trail, Eastatoe Creek is great for the novice backpacker.
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