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for scenic hikes which warm destination feb: new orleans, charleston, savannah?

Old Feb 5th, 2019, 07:57 PM
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for scenic hikes which warm destination feb: new orleans, charleston, savannah?

Are there scenic hikes and national parks near New Orleans, Charleston, or Savannah? If not, are there any other areas that will have warm weather at the end of February that are also close to scenic areas, national parks, beautiful mountains or lakes etc? (For 4-5 days) (Not in: Florida, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii). thanks

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Old Feb 5th, 2019, 10:37 PM
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Starting at the beginning. Though I realize "warm" is subjective or relative, I wouldn't call the 3 cities you mention reliably warm in February. The reliably warm places are contained, in my experience, within your list of places you say "not in:" The website, weatherbase.com may be a useful starting point. After you find a general area of warmth, hiking opportunities are sure to follow. Travel Weather Averages (Weatherbase)
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Old Feb 6th, 2019, 06:17 AM
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A couple near Charleston:

Audubon's Francis Beidler Forest | Audubon South Carolina

We have been there twice, including February.

https://www.thestate.com/entertainme...213779184.html

Going for the first time next week.

Savannah itself is a very hike-able city, from the river to the Mansion on Forsyth hotel.
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Old Feb 6th, 2019, 07:35 AM
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I would have said the cities you have chosen are more noted for urban "hiking"--all VERY walkable charming historic cities. And the weather would probably be quite palatable although not necessarily "warm". BUT it could even be warm.
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Old Feb 6th, 2019, 07:18 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. Warm- meaning at least 60 degrees F.
It can even be within a few hour drive--Do any of these cities have nice parks to hike in?
What about any other places that may be warmish?
what about Texas, New Mexico or other parts of Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama?
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Old Feb 7th, 2019, 04:18 AM
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When you say "hike" do you mean places with mountains/tall hills to climb for magnificent vistas? If so, you have mentioned cities that are on coastal plains which have relatively small elevation changes. All three of the cities have parks and other areas to walk with interesting buildings, etc. to see. They also have sea shore areas to walk along to enjoy the water views.

If you want mountains and warm weather, New Mexico has many mountain areas and National and State Parks. In Texas, the Big Bend Area has plenty of hiking areas.

Use the pull down box and search the states for some areas to pursue.
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Old Feb 7th, 2019, 04:59 AM
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The mean elevation of New Mexico is almost 6000 ft above sea level.
Depending on the style of hiking you like it might not be warm end of Feb.

https://www.weatherbase.com/weather/...tes+of+America
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Old Feb 7th, 2019, 07:37 AM
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I agree with emalloy. Big Bend is a great place to hike. Get there before the ugly wall goes up. If you want to go a little farther west, base in Las Cruces NM and hike in the Organ Mountains.
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Old Feb 8th, 2019, 03:58 AM
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Ill look into that thanks.
mainly looking for scenic areas we can hike- doesnt have to be mountains. Could be near lakes and flat...
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Old Feb 8th, 2019, 04:58 AM
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Big Bend looks scenic and beautiful, but it involves 2 flights and a few hours drive from the airport in Midland. I'll save it for a longer trip, but for a short trip, any other recommendations?
thank you
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Old Feb 8th, 2019, 05:30 AM
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Look in the Tucson area.
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