10 Unforgettable Trips to Make a Backpacker for Life

Go hiking at one of these ten reader-suggested destinations, and you'll never stop.

We long for the wild. We yearn for quiet peaks, undisturbed lakes, and stretches of lonely trail. Though we experience them alone, it’s this passion that bring us together. And, whether we’re grizzled vets or awestruck newbies, it all started with one life-changing trip. Here’s a tribute to the places that made you, our readers, backpackers for life.