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Hola

  With my busy sked, I was able to carve out 7-10 days next May or June for a backpacking trip.  Looking for something stateside - will consider some international.  In good shape and not new to backpacking.  

  Looking for any recommendation for a 7-10 day backpacking trip.  Thoughts??

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May or June really puts the limits on things.  Too hot for the deserts, still too much snow in the mts.  March, or even Feb, would be better for the Grand Canyon.  Late July, or Aug, would be better for Rocky Mt NP, Yosemite, Glacier, or the Olympics.

I'd have to wait for those who hike more Eastern places to speak up.  


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The Wonderland Trail

The High Sierra Trail

The Teton Crest Trail

The Milford Track

Maybe half the John Muir Trail

Okay just caught the May-June framework and I don't think any of those work for that early except as snowcaps ) doable but a bit more than backpacking... and in many of those, like the High Sierra Trail, that timeframe has some avalanche hazard...), maybe NZ but I don't know...

So the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island?

Long Range Traverse in Gros Morne?
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Please include your current location so we can include an airline schedule and estimated airfare.
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Just moved to Charleston, South Carolina.
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Bite off a 7-10 day chunk of the NOBO  Appalachian Trail then?
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May is a good time for the Gila Wilderness in SW New Mexico.

The Pecos Wilderness in northern NM is usually accessible by mid June and has some great high country around the vicinity of the Truchas Peaks.

I've never done it, but I've heard that May is about the right time for the ranges in the Great Basin (western UT and NV). There is a some wild and lonely mountain country out there.
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June 2012 and June 2013 were WONDERFUL for Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Range. The range is not conducive to loops because it is INCREDIBLY RUGGED AND SPECTACULAR. 7 days would allow for some basecamping and great dayhiking. Maybe go in at Westcliffe, up Comanche Lake and eventually over to Crestone, maybe throw in separate one-nighter to Willow Lake. This range is almost always open by the end of June and several trips even open up Memorial Day many years. BE PREPARED FOR ABERRATION THOUGH. 2011 you would have been poop out of luck.

I hope Eric can chime in about the Great Basin.


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Yosemite in late May, given it's not a particularly wet winter, can be epic.  June is certainly great there, Kings, or Sequoia.
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Both river trails in the Cohutta Wilderness.

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Please include your current location so we can include an airline schedule and estimated airfare.

Apparently your tone was missed.   :;):

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Thank you for those who provided great options.....I appreciate your help.
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