Long trail hiking was in the spotlight last year with the release of Wild, Cheryl Stayd’s mega-popular account of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. For those of you on the East Coast, getting to the PCT isn’t easy, so take a pilgrimage to the United States’ original long distance trail, the Appalachian Trail. Considered by many to be the most beautiful part of the entire 2,000-plus miles, New Hampshire’s White Mountains are a perfect place to spend a weekend full of physical activity. North Conway is the outdoor hub of the whites, home to restaurants, brew pubs, and a lot more. After a dip into the basement of IME (International Mountain Equipment), home to one of the greatest outdoor-consignment shops in the world, and an afternoon huffing and puffing up the mountain, relax with a few beers at Moat Mountain Brewery. Live free or die, right?