If the average picture is worth 1,000 words, the best wilderness images from BACKPACKER's top photographers are worth millions. Get inspired--and find the beta you need to hike to our favorite scenes--in this collection of classics.
Expedition porters cross Concordia Glacier on the way to K2 in Pakistan's Karakoram. (Galen Rowell, Feb. 1998)
Gabe Rogel framed this shot of Iraq veteran Ed Salau on the slopes of Mt. Rainier. Salau lost his leg during the Iraq war (April 2008).
For our 1977 cover contest, Wendell Mohling used a tripod to capture himself and his wife, Carol, at Denali's Wonder Lake (Dec. 1977).