The Appalachian Trail's Prime Cuts

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The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail     Photo: lifeofjustin.com/Flickr

North Carolina’s Standing Indian Mountain—the grandstand of the southern Appalachians—is 1,000 feet above anything else nearby. And totally underappreciated. In Vermont, there’s a 23-mile section between Route 12 and Hanover that’s classic New England birch-and-pine forest: Robert Frost terrain.

—Warren Doyle, 61, 16-time hiker of the AT, as told to Charles Bethea

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