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The Southeast has more than its share of great, local outfitters.     Photo: aopsan/Shutterstock


What Are the Best Southeastern Outfitters?

I’m a backpacker and gearhead who's moving to Charlottesville, Virginia. What are the best outfitters for me in the Southeast?

A:If you're looking for a local outfitter, Blue Ridge Mountain Sports is in your new hometown. But to visit my real favorites, you'll have to take a little trip. These operations are all exceptional, with prime outdoorsy location, top-notch gear, and knowledgeable staff and clientele. It probably won't come as a surprise that three of the four lie near—or, in one case, above–the Appalachian Trail.

Nantahala Outdoor Center
Mt. Rogers Outfitters
Mountain Crossings Outfitter

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