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Burn After Reading

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Empty White Mountain summits. Tourist-free Yellowstone geysers. Rarely hiked Yosemite ridges. Rangers, guidebook writers, outfitters, and ultra-hikers dish their favorite routes for the first time.

Right Place, Perfect Time: Aurora Borealis

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Notch the best northern lights show in the Lower 48.

Best. Hikes. Ever.

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We've covered 245,591 miles of trails in our 37-year history. Here are our 20 all-time favorite trips, plus—shocking!—20 routes we never covered.

Great Easy-to-Difficult Boundary Waters Paddling Trips

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Want to test the waters before attempting a Primitive Management Area? Get some experience on these traditional Boundary Waters trips first.

Disappearing Act: Paddling the Boundary Waters

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Want to vanish into the quietest, wildest corners of the Boundary Waters? Say these magic words: Primitive Management Area.

Zones: 6 Topographies, 18 Amazing Trips

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Whether you're looking for Coastal, Canyon, Peak, Forest, or Urban hikes, we have those. Plus some paddling (Water) trips for good measure.

Zones: Water

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Hit the water, and see plenty of wildlife and scenic views, on these paddling trips in Alaska, Florida, and Minnesota.

Water: Boundary Waters, MN

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Looking for animals? This Minnesota paddle is a sure bet.

Swimming Hole Hikes

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Time to cool down. Hike to these refreshing swimming holes and settle right into summer.

Perfect Substitutes: Crowd-Free Destinations

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You know that the big-name parks draw big-time crowds. But each of those outdoor icons has a lesser-known replacement that offers some of the same classic features and epic scenery–and you get it all to yourself.

Where Can I Find the Quietest Campsite in America?

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Shhh! Find silent shores in this isolated Boundary Waters hideaway

May Close-to-Home Hikes

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Our map team has been hard at work plotting the coolest hikes. Check out May's selections here.

High Points: Eagle Mountain, Minnesota

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Find this high point in the largest national forest outside of Alaska.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

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A watery paradise, a hiker's secret.

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