November 2009 Table of Contents

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FEATURES

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The Ultimate First-Aid Manual

You know your way around a Band-Aid. But what about a broken leg, rattlesnake bite, or severed limb–25 miles from the trailhead? Our wilderness expert distills 30 years of experience into the lifesaving skills every hiker must know. By Buck Tilton

National Parks Hall of Fame

The all-time best. That's what every hiker wants on a national park trek, and that's what you'll get if you tackle one of these 25 trips. From a wildflower-strewn Smokies ramble to a 93-mile loop around Rainier, here's how to fill your hiking calendar for years. Plus: Rangers pick their favorite trails, views, and more. By Jim Gorman

The Lost Boy of the Ozarks

Eight decades after a boy disappeared in the Missouri woods, another mysteriously vanished. Now, for the first time, a reporter breaks his silence about the connection between the two chilling cases–and what really happened in that forest. By Neville Franks
PLUS: The Scariest Trails in America

DESTINATIONS

TOP 3 ANSEL ADAMS HIKES

Hike straight into the iconic photog's famed mountain landscapes. Then snap your own masterpiece.


NATURAL WONDERS


Hawaii's Nakalele blowhole rivals Old Faithful. Plus: Trek to Oregon's salmon run and California's wine country.

RIP & GO WEEKEND ADVENTURES

No time to plan? No worries: Grab these tear-out guides to Death Valley, the Badlands, and Virginia's Iron Mountain.

THE PEAK MT. GREYLOCK

Hike in Thoreau's footsteps to brilliant fall colors and a five-state view from the top of Massachusetts' highest summit.

SKILLS

THE MANUAL: SNOW CAMPING

Stay cozy this winter with expert tips on tent-pitching and cold-weather cooking.

Dirtbag/Gourmet PAD THAI

Whip up a simple dinner, or go luxe with veggies, chicken, and peanuts.

GEAR SCHOOL: CRAMPONS

These mountaineering must-haves are your ticket to icy alpine adventure. Here's how to choose, use, maintain, and repair your spikes.

Injury-Proof Your Legs

Protect Your Vision in the Backcountry

DIY Trail Snacks

The Basics of Backcountry Ski Touring

GEAR

FIELD TEST: WATCHES

Want to predict a storm, navigate a trailless peak, track mileage, or collect a GPS tracklog–all from your wrist? These six standout watches have you covered (and, yes, they tell time, too).

REVIEW: CAR-CAMP KITCHEN

Go gourmet with a deluxe setup: stove, dutch oven, cookset, cooler, camp chair–and, of course, a kitchen sink.