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Four lucky Backpacker readers scored a trip to the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, January 18-22, 2012. Meet the lucky reader/reporters!

DONOVAN

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1. Backcountry ski gear/snowboarding/snowshoes
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Scott
Jan 25, 2012

Watch it boys. She's taken. If you wanna find a gorgeous trail girl stop into Benchmark Outfitters in Cincinnati. I think there's about a half dozen there.

nick
Jan 19, 2012

i think i saw the grand teton girl at phelps overlook this summer

Timb
Jan 19, 2012

Holy crap!?! I used to work with that girl! Well done Sami!!!

Timb
Jan 19, 2012

Holy crap!? I used to work with her at Benchmark! Well done Sami!!!

Andrew
Jan 19, 2012

Lol I do sometimes, but they're out with their boyfriend usually. You meet cool girls like this in town and then make plans to hike/backpack. Move to Denver or Salt Lake

Dshook
Jan 17, 2012

Man I need to find some new trails. I NEVER see girls this HOT on the trails I go on.

Dshook
Jan 17, 2012

Man I need to find some new trails. I NEVER see girls this HOT on the trails I go on.

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