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November Issue Now Online!

BACKPACKER's Nov. issue is now online and free

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Instead of bringing green bean casserole or Grandma’s classic yam salad to the table, we’ve got something you’re sure to dig: BACKPACKER’s entire November issue, all for free. Tasty flavors, no?

We realize some of yo might already have paid for the issue, but Thanksgiving is a freeloader’s holiday—as your mooching Uncle Gene will attest in between generous helpings of scotch he sure as hell didn’t pay for. Besides, if you’ve already got a copy, there’s plenty of stories worth a digital revisit, including:

National Parks Hall of Fame

The all-time best. That’s what every hiker wants on a national park trek, and that’s what you’ll get if you tackle one of these 25 trips. From a wildflower-strewn Smokies ramble to a 93-mile loop around Rainier, here’s how to fill your hiking calendar for years.

-The Ultimate First-Aid Manual

Our wilderness expert distills 30 years of experience into the lifesaving skills every hiker must know.

The Lost Boy of the Ozarks

Eight decades after a boy disappeared in the Missouri woods, another mysteriously vanished. Now, for the first time, a reporter breaks his silence about the connection between the two chilling cases–and what really happened in that forest.

There’s tons more. This is Thanksgiving, after all—load up your plate, and go back for seconds.

—Ted Alvarez