kakakiw wrote:woodsxc wrote:e-doc, go north. The AT in Maine wouldn't be too crowded. If you go north from near Rangeley Lake, you'd hit a bunch of 4k peaks and some absolutely gorgeous hiking. 4k's you'd get: Saddleback, the Horn, Abraham, Spaulding, Sugarloaf, Crocker, South Crocker, Redington, and Avery and West (Bigelow). Three are sidetrips: Sugarloaf is .6 miles, Abraham is about a mile and a quarter, and Redington is roughly a mile. IMO, that stretch from Saddleback to Bigelow is one of the best backpacks anywhere.
If you wanna go west though, RMNP is stellar. You can do some great loops from Grand Lake.
I concur about Maine.
I can even give you a shuttle.