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Backpacker Magazine – February 2008
America's 100 Best Hikes–chosen by you.
Your Favorite Mountain Range...
20% Sierra Nevada
When you finally arrive, your best reward is...
Seeing a great sunset: 41%
Eating fresh trout from the frying pan: 27%
Soaking in a hot spring: 12%
Taking a dip in a freezing-cold lake: 6%
"Is 'all of the above' acceptable?"
We asked for the toughest hike in America. You nominated:
Continental Divide Trail
Miles: 3,100 Elevation gain: 372,000 feet
Whitney Portal Trail to Mt. Whitney
Miles: 11 Elevation gain: 6,145 feet
Angel's Landing, Zion National Park
Miles: 5 Elevation gain: 1,488 feet
Wonderland Trail, Mt. Rainier National Park
Miles: 42 Elevation gain: 11,700 feet
Rim to Rim to Rim, Grand Canyon
Miles: 24 Elevation gain: 6,000 feet
Miles: 2,175 Elevation gain: 471,151 feet