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#201887 - 10/08/18 08:39 PM Anyone backpack in the Caribbean?
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Thinking about doing some back country stuff on one of the island. I cant find really anything. When i do a search is takes me to hostel backpacking. Any recommendations

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#201888 - 10/08/18 11:06 PM Re: Anyone backpack in the Caribbean? [Re: toddfw2003]
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I looked up the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico. It's the only tropical rain forest in the US system. Unfortunately, the "recreation" page on the website has been replaced by a page about the horrendous damage caused by last year's double-whammy hurricanes.

I would look under "Nature Reserves" and "Hiking" rather than "Backpacking" for better results. For instance, when I tried searching for "Caribbean Hiking," I ran into this site which starts out with a 115 mile trail on Dominica.
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#201889 - 10/08/18 11:12 PM Re: Anyone backpack in the Caribbean? [Re: OregonMouse]
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Looks like that trail on Dominica also got hit badly by Hurricane Maria. I'm sure you'll find some trails on islands that didn't get hit.
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