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Backpacker Magazine – June 2012

June 2012 Table of Contents


>> FEATURES
Burn After Reading
Shhhhh! Rangers, guidebook authors, and ultra-hikers divulge their favorite routes in Glacier, Rainier, Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Whites, and more. By Michael Lanza

Over the Edge
Deep in the Grand Canyon, a team of intrepid adventurers discovers never-before-seen slot canyons. By John Harlin

Rocky Mountain Adventure Guide
Climb a Fourteener. Fish in solitude. Camp above treeline. Our scouts deliver 41 trips for every type of hiker. By Kim Phillips

The Troubleshooter’s Handbook
Charging bear? Busted stove? Forgot the coffee? Here’s how to solve these and 41 other backcountry disasters. By Jason Stevenson 

Heroes
Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is plenty hard with two strong legs. Imagine crawling to the top, like Kyle Maynard, the first congenital quadruple amputee to reach the summit. By Tracy Ross

>> TRIPS

Life List: Kesugi Ridge Trail
Spend five days with Denali by your side.

Mountain Map: Adirondacks
Get a field-scouted tour of the High Peaks.

Top 3: Heavenly Hikes
Camp at the ultimate stargazing spots.

Local Hikes
West: Rip & Go, From the Field, Trail Mix

Central: Rip & Go, From the Field, Trail Mix

East: Rip & Go, From the Field, Trail Mix

>> SKILLS

MASTER CLASS: Navigation
Pinpoint your location with these 25 map, compass, and GPS tips.

EXPERT PANEL: 11 Pro Tips
Strengthen your back, treat gaping wounds, and get better help at your local outfitter.

TEST KITCHEN: Coffee 
One hundred cups later, we rate the best java-brewing techniques and gear.

>> SURVIVAL

Out Alive:
Bitten by a rattler
Learn from a reader’s run-in with  a supertoxic viper. Plus: how to prevent—and treat—a bite.

Reel Deal: G.I. Joe on a big wall
Hollywood climbing: Survivable or surreal?

Chart of Death: Lightning
Here’s where—and who—the bolts kill. This mythbusting chart will help you avoid a strike.

Survival Lab: Knives
Our man in the field rates lifesaving blades. 

>> GEAR

Field Test: Ultralight Layers
Stay comfortable and carry less with these versatile, all-purpose pieces.

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