I live in VA and have 500 miles of the AT - in a almost continuous tree tunnel. When I started hiking out west - NO tree tunnels, hiking ANYWHERE with continuous views became my favorite type of hike! And the VA AT became, what I now refer to, my 'training' place. We do have Dolly Sods wilderness (in W VA) and Grayson Highlands, for continuous views, but alas, 6-7hrs driving from my house. My go to places? Bridger Wilderness, Wy, anywhere in the Sierras, Utah, Grand Canyon.
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