Backpacker

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
 

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Contents

Our Bad
14
Backpackers (Nutrition)
Our Bad
14
Trails (Alaska), Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska)
The Red Zone
21
Erik Molvar, Desert backpacking (Wyoming), Red Desert (Wyo.)
Shenandoah National Park
29
Trails (Virginia), Shenandoah National Park (Va.)
Top 3 CCC Trails
30
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) (Anniversaries), Trails (Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota), Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.), Table Rock State Park (S.C.), Wind Cave National Park (S.D.)
Skills: Technique
47
Backpacking, Survival skills
Packing Heat
54
Cooking (Hot peppers), Quick cooking, Cooking, Southwestern, Backpackers (Nutrition)
Freshen Up
55
Farmers' markets, Farm produce, Local foods, Backpackers (Nutrition)
Skills: Health
56
Backpackers (Physical fitness, Health and hygiene)
Destination Nowhere
60
David Gaillard (American hiker and environmentalist.), Backpacking (Wyoming), Wilderness areas, Grizzly bears (Habits and behavior), Wolves (Habits and behavior), Yellowstone National Park, Thorofare Valley (Wyo.)

Luxe Hikes
32
Huts, Trails (Rocky Mountains region, Northeastern States, Northwestern States)
Claim Your Own Sky Island in Saguaro National Park
33
Backpacking (Arizona), Saguaro National Park (Ariz.)
Hike Vermont's Long Trail
35
Backpacking (Vermont), Long Trail (Vt.)
Turbulence Ahead
39
Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Appalachian Mountain Club, Wind turbines (Location), Wind power industry, Industry and the environment
See More: Beavers
42
Beavers (Habits and behavior)
Predator-Prey Relationships
44
Predation (Biology)
(Don't) Pay at the Pump
71
Gasoline (Prices), Backpacking (California), Los Angeles (Calif.) (Transportation)
Never Fear
81
Backpacking (Psychological aspects), Backpackers (Attitudes), Fear, Outdoor life, Cognitive therapy
River Keeper
91
Shana Watahomigie (American river rafting guide) (Interviews), Grand Canyon adventure: River at risk (Motion picture), Water conservation (Colorado River valley (Colo.-Mexico)), Raft trips, Colorado River valley (Colo.-Mexico) (Description and travel)
The Backpacker Quiz
94
Backpackers (Attitudes)
Apparel Guide 2008: Extreme Layering
97
Clothing and dress (Backpackers, Rating), Clothing, Cold weather (Rating), Clothing, Hot weather (Rating), Clothing, Waterproof (Rating)
Extremes
116
Geography, United States (Description and travel)

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