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From Alaskan bushwhacks to Sonoran scrambles, here are directions–and essential techniques–for 10 top backpacking destinations where scenery, solitude, and challenge work together to turn adventure up a notch. Call it the virtuous circle of epic treks.
Cold War: A Winter Traverse of New Hampshire’s Presidential Range
Rocky Mountain (Extra) High: Lightning On The Colorado Trail
Hiking Hip Deep in Florida’s Swamps
Alaskan Labyrinth: Bushwacking in Denali
Bear Patrol in Glacier
Washington Paddling: Operation Orca
Mt. Adams: Solitude On Ice
Canyon Connections: Link Grand Canyon To Zion
Thru-Hike The Roadless Sierra