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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.


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Edward Abbey
The ideal companion for a ruminative desert trek, Abbey has a serious eye for beauty. Even he was in awe of Utah’s Canyonlands which he described as "the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth—there is nothing else like it anywhere." Obviously we’d let him show us around.

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Ford
May 31, 2014

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

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