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14. Rudge Rybber
AS I CLAMBER UP the rocky spine of the Appalachian’s western edge, I find my breath stolen by more than just the effort. Mountains spread before me, shrugging their sharp shoulders into the sky. The first new leaves are just beginning to show this Ma
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Going Bananas
Dear Peel, Correction: All kinds of things want to hold a slimy peel—squirrels, skunks, and mice, among others. Not only is your trash unsightly, but it also has negative impacts on wildlife. All those peels attract animals and override their instinc
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16. Garden of Eden
1) Head north on the Bridle Trail, then Intersect with the Oak Openings Hiking Trail (OOHT) at .2 mile and turn right (east), following the yellow OOHT blazes. 2) Pass along the Lou Campbell Tall Grass Prairie at mile 1.6, where showy orchids and iro