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Urban Backpackers: The Results

Almost too close to call...

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Earlier this week, as part of a series of New Zealand-inspired posts, I asked whether “urban backpackers”—tourists who load up trail-worthy backpacks for exotic journeys—should be classified as legit, BACKPACKER-style backpackers.

And, unlike the responses we received to our poll about whether indoor hiking was a good idea (uh, no), the small contingent of active readers who voted and commented on the veracity of the term urban backpackers are decidedly split (7 yeah vs 6 nay). Not to mention well spoken. And eloquent. Poetic almost. See their thoughts below.

Plus stay tuned for the next New Zealand installment on why separate trails for mountain bikers, hikers, and horses can be a wonderful idea. Especially if you’re wearing Keds on a rented bike when it’s raining in the pseudo rainforest. –Katie Herrell

READER THOUGHTS ON URBAN BACKPACKERS