Thru-hiking for months on end is out of reach for most of us. But a weekend backpacking trip? Most of us can carve that time into our schedules. Luckily, the Southern Appalachians are chock full of sub-100 mile trails that offer a thru-hiking experience in just a few days.
Some 200,000 residents near Lake Oroville, a California reservoir that houses the tallest dam in the United States, have been forced to evacuate after erosional damage led to hole in the dams spillway.