Backpacker Magazine's Life List: The 50 Ultimate Hiking Adventures

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AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE WORLD'S 50 BEST HIKES

Life is short.

You don't have time to waste on mediocre travel. You want outdoor adventures that will heighten your senses and quicken your pulse—ones that will thrill you in person and grow bolder in your memories. And you want them now.

For that, you need some direction. You need the Backpacker Life List.

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AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE WORLD'S 50 BEST HIKES

Life is short.

You don't have time to waste on mediocre travel. You want outdoor adventures that will heighten your senses and quicken your pulse—ones that will thrill you in person and grow bolder in your memories. And you want them now.

For that, you need some direction. You need the Backpacker Life List.

The editors of Backpacker magazine have traveled the earth to become the world's foremost authorities on outdoor adventure. Now, they've pooled their knowledge and narrowed a whole world of options to 50 top locations. Places like the Grand Canyon. Kilimanjaro. The Appalachian Trail. Mount St. Helens. Places you must go before you hang up your hiking boots for good.

But the Life List is more than just an inventory. For every trip, you get:

Inspired descriptions of your destination

A complete expedition planner with the names, numbers, and information you'll need to chart the perfect trip

Journal space for your personal memories

All this makes the Backpacker Life List the perfect guide and travel companion. With Backpacker leading the way, your next trip won't be simply unforgettable—it will be worthy of your Life List.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579548049
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/24/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.88 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Adirondack Mountains, New York 1
Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario 4
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington 9
Annapurna Circuit, Nepal 12
Ansel Adams Wilderness, California 16
Appalachian Trail 21
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska 25
Arizona Trail, Arizona 28
Badlands National Park, South Dakota 33
Banff National Park, Alberta 37
Baxter State Park, Maine 41
Beartooth Mountains, Montana 44
Big Bend National Park, Texas 49
Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana 52
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota 57
Buffalo National River Trail, Arkansas 61
Canyonlands National Park, Utah 65
Catskill Mountains, New York 69
Cedar Mesa, Utah 73
Continental Divide Trail 76
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska 81
Everglades National Park, Florida 85
Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska 88
Glacier National Park, Montana 93
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona 97
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming 100
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina/Tennessee 105
Inca Trail, Peru 109
Jasper National Park, Alberta 113
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 117
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 120
Lost Coast Trail, California 125
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington 129
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington 132
North Cascades, Washington 137
Olympic National Park, Washington 140
100-Mile Wilderness, Maine 145
Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas/Oklahoma 148
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas 153
Pacific Crest Trail 157
Paria Canyon, Utah/Arizona 161
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado 164
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California 169
Sierra Nevada, California 173
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta 177
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire 181
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska 185
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 188
Yosemite National Park, California 193
Zion National Park, Utah 197
Photo Credits 200
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