Looking for an acclaimed backpacking getaway without actually getting away?
Look no further than Pine Mountain Trail. The October issue of Backpacker magazine, just out, lists the trail's Brown Dog Campsite at runner up for the best ridgeline, in its list of America's Best Campsites. (The winner is a bit of a drive: the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado's Vasquez Peak Wilderness.)
For more on the trail, which is located about 30 miles north of Columbus, visit www.pinemountaintrail.org.