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Great inns open only to those with good hiking shoes

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:22 p.m.

Photo: scottjlowe/Flickr

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Bearpaw Meadow Camp

An 11.3-mile hike that takes eight hours to complete is not for the faint of heart. However, this Californian destination overlooking the scenic Great Western Divide is certainly worth the effort. For 71 years, the staff of the Bearpaw Meadow CampĀ has practiced the art of pampering overnight guests who can expect family style meals, warm hospitality, hot showers and soft bedding.