Exterior of 19th century plantation house at Oak Alley Plantation.

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The South falls from the granite, forested fists of Kentucky and Tennessee into craggy hill country and thick woods. This rugged landscape slowly changes as the waters of its rivers – including North America's greatest, the Mississippi – saturate the land into boggy, black-water blankets and sun-seared marsh, all thinning into the salty membrane of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.


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The 5 best places to climb in the southeastern US

Aug 16, 2022 • 5 min read

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