Submitted by: Backpacker Magazine
Discover wildflower-filled meadows, swimmable subalpine lakes, and Sierra Nevada vistas on this 9-mile out-and-back through Stanislaus National Forestâ€™s Emigrant Wilderness.
A tossed soda or beer can is never a pretty sight in the wild -- but it could be your ticket to a much-needed meal if you find yourself stranded near a body of water. With some floss (or scavenged line), even a child can assemble a simple, usable fishing kit. It won’t hold an 80-pound tarpon, but it can reel in a fish in a survival situation.
The San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado are a patchwork of wildly varied sub-ranges, many tucked away in vast wilderness areas. Of Colorado's 54 fourteeners (peaks that rise over 14,000 feet in elevation), 13 call the San Juans home.