Forget the pyramids: BACKPACKER’s greatest hits include 20,000-foot peaks, mile-deep canyons, million-acre wildlands, and a certain granite dome sliced clear in half. In our biggest parks guide yet, we detail seven must-do routes. And there’s more: vacation-planning guides stocked with insider beta on permits, gear, and the best places to pig out.
Follow wolf tracks in the legendary Toklat Valley.
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How Your Kid can Save a Park
How to Light a Campfire in the Smokies
How to Score Denali’s Choice Permits