Top 10 Outdoor Vacation Spots

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7. Wind River Range, Wyo.

Horseback is the preferred mode of transportation in the Wind River Range.

Book your guided horseback trip at John Henry Lee Outfitters, Inc. Visit www.johnhenrylee.com.

Call Paul Gilroy at Gilroy Outfitters: (307) 733-4314

Full listing of horseback outfitters: www.fs.fed.us.

Where to Stay: Brooks Lake Lodge. Rooms start at $275/night per person. Go to www.brookslake.com.

8. Hiking the Narrows in Zion National Park

Information:Zion Canyon Visitor Center. Go to www.zionnational-park.com.

Where to Stay: Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort. Cabin suites for $125 a night. Go to www.zionponderosa.com.

Where to Learn, Get a Guide, and Get Gear: Zion Adventure Co. Visit www.zionadventures.com.

Zion's Other Narrows: Visit the more isolated Lower Telephone Canyon. For more information go to www.nps.gov/zion.

9. Tree Climbing in Atlanta

Tree Climbing Classes: visit www.treeclimbing.com.

Music:

Eddies Attic offers everything from open-mic nights to performances by known artists. Go to www.eddiesattic.com

Blind Willie's is one of the most famous spots for blues in the country. For more information, go to www.blindwilliesblues.com.

Club 112 Atlanta offers hip-hop music and dancing. Call (404) 261-0155.

Cat Power has been spotted at The Earl, a hipster rock hangout. Visit www.badearl.com.

Where to Eat:

Try the world's largest drive-through, the Varsity Downtown located right across from the Georgia Tech campus. www.thevarsity.com.

Canoe on the Chattahoochee River. Visit www.canoeatl.com.

For information on rock climbing or bouldering, and boat rentals and kayaking on the Chattahoochee, River, visit High Country Outfitters at www.highcountryoutfitters.com.

Other things to do in Atlanta:

Windsurfing on Lake Lanier: Call (770) 614-5724 to rent a rig at Gene's Consignment Shop.

Go mountain biking on the Stone Mountain Trail. Visit www.stonemountainpark.com.

Go tubing or kayaking on the Chattahoochee, River.

Explore the city's brand-new aquarium. Go to www.georgiaaquarium.org.

10. Hiking Tahoe Rim Trail, Tahoe National Forest, Calif.

This year, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the long distance trail for which it was named.

Find out about the guided hikes and training sessions that are being offered at www.tahoerimtrail.org.

Take a two-to-four day backpacking trip along the Tahoe Rim from Echo Lake to Barker Pass. The trip takes you through the heart of Desolation Wilderness. Camping is permitted in the Tahoe National Forest.

Maps, permits and information about Tahoe National Forest, Calif. can be found at www.fs.fed.us/r5/tahoe.

For more information visit www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/top-ten-outdoor-adventures.html

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