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Who's Your Dream Hiking Partner?

From John Muir to Jimmy Buffett to Samwise, our editors picked their ideal companions (living, dead, and fictional) for a trek. Text by Shey Kiester.


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Ernest Shackleton
He’s only the greatest survivalist of all time, after all.  When his tall ship got trapped in Antarctic pack ice, Shackleton successfully completed a desperate boat voyage and then traversed a glacier to find help. "But I hate the cold more than anything else on this earth," says one editor, "so maybe I'd suggest the desert instead." Either way, we have a feeling Sir Ernest can handle any ecosystem you put him in.


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Ford
May 31, 2014

Dream hiking partner? - my clone. That's why I go solo.

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