So CO, CA, AK, and a number of other states get all the press. Go hike the CO trail! Ski the Chugach! Etc... I have been around the west mostly, been on the AT out east. But I would like to at some point visit the states in the middle.
This is kind of along the lines of Backpacking Magazine's "Find hikes in your area!" but instead of a 7 mile day hike, or a 25 mile trip that inexplicably takes four days... I am looking for BIG stuff.
I would like to open up a discussion on what kind of awesome trips could be had in Nebraska, Iowa, Louisiana, etc. For anyone who lives there... what would you recommend for an adventurous manic tourist who likes getting exhausted on long days outdoors. Hikes, river trips, bike tours, other similar stuff?