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Ask Me: 7 Great, Uncrowded Places to Hike

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Hi Michael,

I enjoy your photos and stories tremendously. My wife and I travel the last two weeks of August every summer, and, unfortunately, so do a lot of other people. We like long dayhikes, viewing wildlife and, most of all, quietly enjoying amazing natural surroundings. We often find the national parks way too crowded. It’s pretty easy to lose most of the crowds by hitting the trail, but as soon as you’re done hiking you are often faced with crowds, lines, and traffic.

Last year we spent our summer vacation in the Sawtooth Mountains and loved it. 

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4 Responses to Ask Me: 7 Great, Uncrowded Places to Hike

  1. William Smith   |  October 19, 2017 at 5:07 am

    I have tried Lake Chelan and Stehekin. It is the best place when it comes to uncrowded places to hike! Hands down! Should try the other ones too. Thanks for the list.

    • MichaelALanza   |  October 19, 2017 at 5:31 am

      You’ll like the others, too, William. Thanks for writing.

  2. ksenia   |  August 13, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    I’m also looking forward to trying some of these! I’d like to add the East Imnaha Loop in the Eagle Cap Wilderness of Northeastern Oregon. We spent 4.5 days there early last July and it was stunning! During the first two days we saw about ten people total, and none on the last 2 days. (but bring DEET!)

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