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National Park Vacation Planners: 3D Videos and Downloadable Beta

3-D hike videos, complete trip planner pdfs, our interactive ParkFinder tool, and more.

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IF YOU’RE LOOKING for in-depth extra details on the seven treks profiled in “National Parks Lifelist” in BACKPACKER’S August 2008 issue, you’ve come to the right place. Start by viewing a 3D video of each hike, then download our complete trip-planner PDFs. Plus, use our interactive ParkFinder to search more than 170 hikes by region, ecosystem, and activity.


***Since some parks require advance permit reservations, we’ve also included filled-out permits—attached to the PDFs—for four of the Google Earth hikes featured here. Simply fill in your personal information and dates of travel, then fire away!

How to Pack for Backcountry Skiing

Get to know the winter safety gear you need in your pack.

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