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Backpacker Magazine –
The Ultimate First-Aid Manual
You know your way around a Band-Aid. But what about a broken leg, rattlesnake bite, or severed limb–25 miles from the trailhead? Our wilderness expert distills 30 years of experience into the lifesaving skills every hiker must know. By Buck Tilton
National Parks Hall of Fame
The all-time best. That's what every hiker wants on a national park trek, and that's what you'll get if you tackle one of these 25 trips. From a wildflower-strewn Smokies ramble to a 93-mile loop around Rainier, here's how to fill your hiking calendar for years. Plus: Rangers pick their favorite trails, views, and more. By Jim Gorman
The Lost Boy of the Ozarks
Eight decades after a boy disappeared in the Missouri woods, another mysteriously vanished. Now, for the first time, a reporter breaks his silence about the connection between the two chilling cases–and what really happened in that forest. By Neville Franks PLUS: The Scariest Trails in America
TOP 3 ANSEL ADAMS HIKES
Hike straight into the iconic photog's famed mountain landscapes. Then snap your own masterpiece.
Hawaii's Nakalele blowhole rivals Old Faithful. Plus: Trek to Oregon's salmon run and California's wine country.
THE PEAK MT. GREYLOCK
Hike in Thoreau's footsteps to brilliant fall colors and a five-state view from the top of Massachusetts' highest summit.
THE MANUAL: SNOW CAMPING
Stay cozy this winter with expert tips on tent-pitching and cold-weather cooking.
Dirtbag/Gourmet PAD THAI
Whip up a simple dinner, or go luxe with veggies, chicken, and peanuts.
GEAR SCHOOL: CRAMPONS
These mountaineering must-haves are your ticket to icy alpine adventure. Here's how to choose, use, maintain, and repair your spikes.
FIELD TEST: WATCHES
Want to predict a storm, navigate a trailless peak, track mileage, or collect a GPS tracklog–all from your wrist? These six standout watches have you covered (and, yes, they tell time, too).
REVIEW: CAR-CAMP KITCHEN
Go gourmet with a deluxe setup: stove, dutch oven, cookset, cooler, camp chair–and, of course, a kitchen sink.