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Backpacker Magazine – January 2009
Discover the best hike in every state, as voted by BACKPACKER readers. Plus: your essential gear, most desirable tentmate, worst-ever adventure movie, and our picks for the best reader-submitted photos.
Your partner is hanging from a cliff with no way to go up or down. You'll both likely die if you don't cut the rope. You ...
Cut the Rope 50%
Don't Cut the Rope 50%
The strangest item in your pack is ...
United States Constitution*
*A random selection of the unusual stuff you carry
The most miles you've ever hiked in a single day ...
12% Less than 10
8% More than 30
You'd rather hike in ...
The snow 36% (Read "How to Navigate in the Snow" for tips on winter navigation.)
The rain 29%
30-mph wind 17%
Stay in my tent, thanks 10%
100°F heat 8%
If you could have a job as a full-time hiker, your minimum salary requirement would be ...
Minimum wage 24%
Go to backpacker.com/backpacking101 for a guide to hiking basics.The worst way to die in the backcountry is ...
The all-time best adventure book is ... A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson
The best state for backpackers to live in is... Colorado
1 in 4 readers say the best national park for backpackers is ...Yosemite