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On downhills in soft snow, take big, plunging steps. (Photo by Rich Wheater)

Snowshoe Like a Pro

By: Dennis Lewon

Float through winter with tips from Heather Balogh, BACKPACKER’s lead snowshoe tester.

Blueberry Cobbler (Photo by Andrew Bydlon)
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Decadent Dessert Recipes

By: Trail Chef Jennifer Bowen

Don’t settle for a bite of chocolate bar to soothe your sweet tooth. With a little work and planning, your meal’s finale can be as grand as the scenery.

Del Norte Trail, Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park, CA, USA
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Book Excerpt: The Perfect View

By: Genny Fullerton

In an excerpt from the new book The Art of Adventure, BACKPACKER's photo editor reflects on the magic of outdoor images—and the best ones that can never be printed.

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Halloween Hiking Guide


The scariest trails, spookiest tales, and tastiest recipes for October backpacking.

Italian Country Pasta Al Fresco (Andrew Bydlon)

Trail Chef: Mess-Free Meals

By: Jennifer Bowen (recipes); Rachel Zurer (text)

Great food doesn’t have to mean slaving away over the camp stove. Here are four delectable dishes that slash cleanup from the to-do list.

These dogs love staying active and being outside – they even have “mountain” in their name! This breed originated as a working farm dog in Switzerland. Because of their size, Bernese Mountain Dogs need a large area to play  - and the great outdoors is the perfect place. [image: Shari F/Flickr]

Take Your Dog Hiking

By: Kerry Wolfe

Backpacking with your best friend? Keep him—and others—safe with these tips.

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Fall Camping Guide


Hiking's best season is here, and we've got everything you need to make the most of it.

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