In this special section we look at one man's quest to hike all 439 wilderness areas, some great hikes, and the future of American wilderness.
Join the BACKPACKER editors on a trek through Tasmania.
Tag Mount Whitney, the Lower 48's highest peak, during this 42-mile trek into Sequoia National Park where there's more acreage of wilderness than you'll know what to do with.
In this 86-mile section, hike through Kings Canyon National Park into a series of JMT favorites.
Climb through a rejuvenating burn zone and a cinder cone-strewn hillside at the front end of this 32-mile stretch on the JMT
Get a front row seat of retreating glaciers on this challenging 8-mile out-and-back to the Harding Icefield. No crampons or ice axes are needed during the summer hiking months.
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