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Old 03-23-2008, 05:00 PM
 
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In the continental US. Me and my brother are gonna go on a trip and are looking for a really cool place. We're considering Glacier National Park in Montana, the Appalacian Trail, Oregon, RMNT in Colorado, and others as well. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:13 PM
 
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If water recreation interests you, try Lake Tahoe. It's perhaps the most amazing lake ever in terms of recreation (beautiful area too..lots of good hiking spots).

Or, if you're going in fall, New Mexico would be a great option. There's tons of cool scenery and great camping. Plus the balloon festival sounds like an amazing experience.

Of the ones you've listed, I've heard great things from friends who have been to Glacier National Park.
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:32 PM
 
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If you are looking for extreme then check out Idaho. The state has some of the largest alpine wilderness areas in the nation as well as some of the most mountainess and diverse landscapes of any Western state, with some of the most expansive and healthy forest lands.
Some of the most scenic areas of the Continental Divide are along the state boundary of Idaho and Montana and the views are gorgeous.
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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You should definitely consider Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP in Wyoming.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:14 PM
 
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I actually just went to jackson hole in WY(GTNP) a couple weeks ago to ski and snowmobile, and the scenery was amazing. What areas of Idaho would you recommend.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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The interior of Alaska, of course.
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:44 AM
 
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The AT (Appalachian Trail) is filled with people most of the time. It's hard to get away from all of them.
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Boise
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What areas of Idaho would you recommend.
FOr extreme hiking in Idaho go to Mt. Borah, just outside Challis. It is the highest peak in Idaho. I climbed it in 2006, took the wrong trail back and ended up spending the night on the side of the mountain, in shorts. It sucked to say the least, but it is a very tough hike, and it is known to snow in August at the peak. The most difficult part is a portion of about 300 yards called "Chicken Out Ridge". At this point you can no longer walk upright and you must do a free climb.

If you are a smoker, or not in good cardio shape I would not recomend it, because the air is very thin and it is an exhausting hike.



pic from justhiking.com
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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You want extreme hiking? Hike the Superstition Mountains in AZ in late June. Thats a mistake Ill never forget. Not only are the temps really extreme (er, down low they are--its not too terribly bad high up), but the sun is intense, the hiking is strenous in certain areas, and the wildlife is incredible (rattlesnakes, mountain lions, scorpions, tarantulas, etc)! Bring your sunscreen and TONS of water and its "game on"! Just be warned, your water will feel like its been microwaved in no time! Its not really fun to uncap a new bottle and have it as warm as bathwater. But you need it, right?
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:33 AM
 
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What about the Grand Canyon?
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