• Sipsey Wilderness, Alabama

    Alabama has so many beautiful hiking destinations. One of my new favorites is the Sipsey Wilderness in Bankhead National Forest just southwest of Huntsville. We visited the “land of a thousand waterfalls” (as it’s affectionately known) at the end of October and hiked along Borden Creek. We barely scratched the surface of the 25,000-acre forest,

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  • Mount LeConte, Tennessee

    The most fun thing I’ve ever done? Hike to the top of Mount LeConte in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s one of those rare places with no roads leading to it, only hiking trails, the shortest of which is five-and-a-half miles one-way. If you’re in really good shape, you can hike up and down

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  • Mount Cheaha, Alabama

    “Are you ready?” My dad obviously didn’t think so. But in all fairness, I couldn’t blame him. We hadn’t hiked in over a year, and we were about to tackle one of the most difficult trails in the southernmost Appalachians. One that dropped more than a thousand feet in the first half a mile. My

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