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Backpacker Magazine – Online Exclusive

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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.



John Wesley Powell
If you’re headed to the Grand Canyon, you might as well bring the guy who made the first known passage and was also the first to enter many of its most secret places. Extra points for his gnarly beard.

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Ford
May 31, 2014

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

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