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One Night Wonders: Mileage Monsters, Stevens Pass to Snoqualmie Pass

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Gobble the PCT's tastiest morsel.

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

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Can you walk off a war? A veteran who served in Iraq embarks on a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail to find out.

Readers' Choice 2012: Top 3 - West Hikes

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The region's best picks from our top field correspondent, who's notched more than 1,800 trail miles throughout the West and mapped 116 trips.

The High Life: Hiking Utah's Highline Trail

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Watch your step on Utah' Highline Trail. The nonstop views and rampant wildlife are distractingly spectacular. Plus: Gaze away on 9 more elevated hikes.

Hike America's Long Trails

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We know. You've always wanted to hike a long trail. Lucky for you, we've got the comprehensive guides to make your dreams a reality. Check out the best sections and dayhikes along the AT, PCT and CDT. PLUS: See how four hikers beat the recession...by hiking through it.

Readers' Choice Awards 2009

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Discover the best hike in every state, as voted by BACKPACKER readers. Plus: your essential gear, most desirable tentmate, worst-ever adventure movie, and our picks for the best reader-submitted photos.

Half The Weight, Twice The Fun: Hike The John Muir Trail

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Find out what happens when four people hike the 221-mile John Muir Trail in just a week. Then learn how to bag the classic in more sensible lightweight fashion.

The Menu: Be an Ultralight Gourmet

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No, it's not an oxymoron. You, too, can say buh-bye to endless energy bars and instant rice glop--and eat like royalty for less than two pounds a day.

The Skills: Ultralight or Bust

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A 10-step plan for getting your base pack weight under 15 pounds

The Plan: Doing Ultralight Right

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In 10 days, carrying just 25 pounds, you can pound through the John Muir Trail...happily. Get the plan.

The Gear: Cut the Fluff

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Shave pounds from your whole packing list.

The Hike: John Muir In a Week

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Got a few days off, a pair of healthy feet, and a pain threshold higher than Dean Karnazes? You can (possibly) blaze the length of America's Most Beautiful Trail

Can a Lime-Green Vegetable-Oil-Powered Beetle Save the Earth?

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One writer ditches his S.U.V. for a vegetable oil-powered Volkswagon Beetle and drives into the Sierras to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and test his environmentalist platitudes

The Pacific Crest Trail's High Sierra

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Some things are so inevitable there's no sense disputing them: death, taxes, and the unrivaled beauty of the Sierra.

The Pacific Crest Trail's Sonora Pass

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You won't want to miss this breathtaking 8-mile dayhike.

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being Scott Williamson

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To hike from Mexico to Canada and back, a man needs strength and speed and luck. He needs something else, too. If only he knew what it was.

Epicenter: The Scene In Bishop, California

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Hike and climb-and then kick back-in a High Sierra sweet spot.

A Hiker's Guide To Surfing and Snorkeling

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Use your backpacking skills at the best surfing, climbing, trail running, and even paragliding spots

Luxury Gone Wild At Ahwahnee

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A night in Yosemite's most famous hotel

Walk Through The Pacific Crest Trail's Alpine Wonderland

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Follow the Pacific Crest Trail through Washington's volcano country and discover the high life.

Breathing Easy

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A double lung transplant slows, but doesn't stop, Pacific Crest Trail hiker Dennis Coffey.

Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail

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Everything you'd want in a long trail.

Giving Thanks At Washington's Jackson Wilderness

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The best way to honor a wilderness-minded senator is to hike the Jackson Wilderness.

Robert Taylor: A True Trailblazer

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Robert Taylor wants African-Americans to know "there's something great out there."

Oregon's Volcanoes In Full Bloom

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Vast meadows of wildflowers sprawl across the ridgetops and valley bottoms of the Three Sisters.

Goat Rocks Wilderness: A Real Eye-Popper

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Some say Goat Rocks Wilderness has the best scenery along the 2,600-mile Pacific Crest Trail. Decide for yourself.

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