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2013 Top outdoor travel articles

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With 2014 now well underway, it's time to review the best articles that appeared last year on the Atlanta Outdoor Travel site maintained by Jimmy Jacobs. The choices for the top five posts were picked by visitors to the site. The ones making the list got the most page views from January to December in 2013.

This year's picks ran the gamut from fishing and biking to winter sports, with a couple of sightseeing options making the grade as well.

The following are the readers top five in order.

Georgia's Top 5 Trout Rivers
Georgia's Top 5 Trout Rivers Jimmy Jacobs

Georgia's Top 5 Trout Rivers

Apparently a lot of anglers visit the site, for Georgia's top 5 trout rivers that appeared on March 6 was by far and away the most viewed post.

The article profiled the fishing on the Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Conasauga, Jacks and Toccoa rivers of North Georgia.

Cruising the Silver Comet Trail
Cruising the Silver Comet Trail Jimmy Jacobs

Cruising the Silver Comet Trail

Bikers had their say as to which article made the list as well. In the No.2 slot was Cruising the Silver Comet Trail. This paved rail-to-bike path begins in Smyrna in Atlanta's northwest suburbs and runs to the Alabama border, providing more than 45 miles of biking adventure.

This story was posted on the site on August 18.

Life in the swamp - Chesser Island Homestead, Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia
Life in the swamp - Chesser Island Homestead, Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia Jimmy Jacobs

Life in the swamp - Chesser Island Homestead, Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia

The No. 3 spot goes to Life in the swamp - Chesser Island Homestead, Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia. This post from January 26 is a look at pioneer life in that South Georgia swamp. The Chesser Island Homestead depicts the rugged existence that earlier setters eked out of the "Land of the Trembling Earth."

Winter sports close to Atlanta - Scaly Mountain, North Carolina
Winter sports close to Atlanta - Scaly Mountain, North Carolina Jimmy Jacobs

Winter sports close to Atlanta - Scaly Mountain, North Carolina

Coming in at No. 4 is Winter sports close to Atlanta - Scaly Mountain, North Carolina. This profile looks at the snow tubing adventure available just across the state border in the Old North State. Roughly a two-hour drive to the northeast puts Atlantans on the slopes, bouncing downhill on inner tubes.

The article appeared on the site on January 16.

Georgia's Top 5 state park waterfalls
Georgia's Top 5 state park waterfalls Jimmy Jacobs

Georgia's Top 5 state park waterfalls

The final slot on the list was claimed by a story offering both sightseeing and hiking options. Georgia's Top 5 state park waterfalls appeared on April 30, giving an overview of Amicalola, Anna Ruby, Cherokee, L'Ear d'Or, and Towaliga Falls.

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