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Providence Canyon Backcountry Trail

May 12, 2014
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Distance: 7 mile loop Difficulty: Moderate Time to Complete:  3.5 – 4 hours Blazed:  Red I recently completed the 7 mile loop around and down Providence Canyon. The trail begins at the Providence Canyon Visitor Center, which is now only open on weekends.  Before hiking the backcountry loops, hikers are asked to sign in...

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Canyon Rim Boardwalk–New River Gorge at the Canyon Rim Visitors Center

September 8, 2013
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  Length: 0.1 miles Difficulty:  Easy with some stairs The Canyon Rim Boardwalk trail is one of the shortest trails a hiker can take to clear views of the New River Gorge span bridge. The trail is initially a paved decline leading to its...

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Dowdells Knob, Pine Mountain Trail–Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park

March 2, 2013
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Dowdells Knob, Pine Mountain Trail–Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park

Distance: 1.2 miles one way Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Dowdells Knob is a scenic overlook in F.D. Roosevelt State Park, and is known for it being President Roosevelt’s favorite spot to picnic during his time in nearby Warm Springs, Georgia. At the top of...

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Macon Cherry Blossom – Macon Georgia

March 1, 2013
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Macon Cherry Blossom – Macon Georgia

In a state that tends to celebrate the coming of autumn far more than the arrival spring, the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival is a welcome sign that spring is arriving in Georgia. In addition to the beautiful cherry blossoms that arrive in early to...

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Fighting Creek Nature Trail–Gatlinburg, TN

January 8, 2013
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Fighting Creek Nature Trail–Gatlinburg, TN

Distance: 1.2 mile loop Difficulty: Easy   The Fighting Creek Nature Trail is a popular short trail near the Sugarland Visitor Center. It takes hikers through a very open forest in the Sugarlands along a hillside to the John Ownby Cabin. The cabin is...

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