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  • Title: Backpacker Magazine - Your Backpacking, Hiking, Camping, Outdoor Gear, Adventure Travel, and Skills Magazine
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Seeking to match the length, the difficulty, and the majesty of the original ride, the Redmond Cycling Club sent riders on an epic route that included some of the most stunning scenery in Washington State.. Mapleton UT: Maple Lake and Spanish Fork Peak.. Zedek.. This is a gorgeous trail that leads to Maple Lake and Spanish Fork Peak (the top of Maple Mountain).. Stage 9: Val-D'Isere to Briancon.. online@kriswagner.. net.. See why the Col du Galibier is one of the most feared climbs on the Tour de France.. Adventure Travel 2013: South America.. BACKPACKER Review.. 9,230 bus miles.. 6 countries.. 7 months.. 220 miles hiked..  ...   sun.. Here are the best sunrises and sunsets you photographed and submitted to our photo contest this year.. Canada's Treasure Island: Haida Gwaii.. See exclusive photos of our man's trip to this exotic island off the coast of Canada.. Glacier NP's Deep Backcountry.. Waterton Valley is one of Glacier's least accessible places.. You have to hike in to see it.. In early September, we had it almost to ourselves.. Tasmanian Adventure: Hiking Walls of Jerusalem National Park.. BACKPACKER Video.. Join the BACKPACKER editors on a trek through Tasmania.. Ghost Bears.. Tracking Grizzies in the North Cascades.. Grand Canyon Challenge: Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim.. Don't try this at home: See BACKPACKER's editor-in-chief's gonzo 21-hour hike with a friend into the Grand Canyon, rim-to-rim-to-rim.. Lost: A Survival Video Diary, Pt.. On his third day lost in Idaho's Frank Church--River of No Return Wilderness, BACKPACKER contributor Jim Thornton finally finds a potential way home.. But fear, exhaustion, and an incoming winter snowstorm threaten to derail his progress.. On his second day lost in Idaho's Frank Church--River of No Return Wilderness, BACKPACKER contributor Jim Thornton battles cold temperatures, conflicting routes, and the onset of genuine fear.. On his first day lost in Idaho's Frank Church--River of No Return Wilderness, BACKPACKER contributor Jim Thornton confronts dwindling water supplies and the daunting task of getting un-lost.. Grand Canyon Adventure Guide (2012 National Parks Series: Part 6 of 6).. Find world-class scenery and challenges (no passport required) with our scouts' top day, weekend, and weeklong routes in the Big Ditch.. Whether you're a canyon-country pro or a first-timer, we guarantee you'll find terrain that tests your boundaries.. Life's Short, Hike More!.. What makes a backpacker a backpacker? It's not the garage full of gear or piles of guidebooks--it's the experiences, from thru-hiking a long trail to pushing your personal envelope to inspiring a child's love of wilderness.. Here we present BACKPACKER's new Life List: 10 experiences to add to your tick-listnow--and the key skills you need to nail them.. Secret Hikes: Appalachian Trail.. The last lonely stretch of the AT beckons from the mountains of western Maine.. Secret Hikes: Glacier National Park.. Score wildlife sightings daily, choice views hourly--and at least one juicy burger--on this weeklong circuit.. Secret Hikes: Hiking Grand Canyon National Park.. Surprise: This park's busy corridor trails offer a fast track to a private slice of heaven.. MASTER YOUR OUTDOOR EXPERTISE WITH OUR TIPS..

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  • Title: Backpacker Magazine: Outdoor Gear, Tents, Backpacks, Boots, Sleeping Bags, and more.
    Descriptive info: TOP GEAR STORIES.. BACKPACKER's Gear Hall of Fame.. Out of the thousands of products we've tested over the years, these 10 have stood up to the toughest conditions the backcountry has to offer.. In doing so, these inductees deserve to be called timeless.. Top 10 Indoor DIY Projects for Backpackers.. Blizzard out there? Then it's the perfect time to tackle one of these indoor DIY projects to set yourself up for a great hiking season next year.. Editors' Choice: Mammut Alpine Rider Helmet.. This do-anything helmet that performed in all conditions while we climbed, skied and summitted.. Ask Kristin: Big, Light Sleeping Bag.. I am 6'7'' and an active outdoorsman year-round.. Which 20-ish degree bag has the most shoulder space and is still rather light?.. Help! Allergic to Wool!.. I'm allergic to wool (and sheep) and even "no itch" merino is itchy, especially when I'm sweating.. What are good non-wool baselayer alternatives? Thanks!.. Help! Sand in My Multitool.. Ever since my backpacking trip in Canyonlands, my multitool had been gunked up with sand.. I've scrubbed it with a toothbrush and run it through the dishwasher, but there's still grittiness whenever I open the tools.. What can I do?.. gear review.. reader_reviews.. post a review.. 30 Under $30: Holiday Gifts That Won't Break the Bank.. Our Gear Editor drops some bargain buying knowledge for every backpacker on your list.. Editors' Choice Snow Award 2013: Rab Strata Hoodie.. Stay  ...   because it holds a lot and I never want to feel like I'm leaving something.. spitfire 2.. Submitted By: merranda.. My husband and I took this backpacking and we loved it! It was lightweight and great in the wind and rain.. It was very spacious for.. Explorer Deluxe Asym.. Submitted By: TinHatRanch.. It is pretty rare that I run across a piece of survival equipment that revolutionizes my way of thinking or I find a piece of.. Post Your Gear Review!.. Do you have a favorite piece of outdoor gear that you can't live without?.. Be one of the first to post your review to the new Backpacker.. com by registering and becoming a member of our community.. Your review will appear right here.. Log in.. or.. Register now.. Share your comments & field notes on the latest gear with other users.. Gear Photos + Videos.. Ask the Expert.. Kristin Hostetter.. Q.. }.. Which 20ish degree bag has the most shoulder space and is still rather light?.. Submitted by: Chris - Gambrills, MD.. A.. To get the best answer for your question, I went to two BACKPACKER staffers who can relate: Jon Dorn and Ben Fullerton, both 6 6.. Here are a few of their three-season picks.. Submit Your Question.. TIP 81:.. Blue Light Special.. Winter is ideal for finding sweet deals on summer gear.. Check the clearance sections of sites like.. rei.. ems.. , and.. campmor..

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  • Title: Backpacker Magazine: Outdoor and Survival Tips, Education, and Advice from Backpacker Magazine.
    Descriptive info: Top Skills Stories.. Readers' Choice Photo Contest 2014.. There just aren't enough pages in the magazine to print all the great photos that get entered into our reader photo contest.. Here are the winner, finalists and runners up from the overall contest, as well as some other collections of inspirational photos you submitted.. Share our passion for travel, backpacking, the latest gear, and essential backcountry skills? Want to share your passion with thousands of outdoor enthusiasts all across the United States? Think you have what it takes to represent Backpacker and many of the top Brands in the outdoor industry on the road with the Get Out More Tour?.. Make an Alcohol Stove.. Learn how to create a lightweight, functional backcountry stove for less than a few dollars.. Winter Skills: Yurt Living 101.. Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter gives the scoop on winter yurt living.. Winter Skills: Tips for Packing Camp Food.. Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter on packing the right foods for winter camping.. Water (Treatment) Wars.. Is an ultraviolet light, like a SteriPen, better for treating filtered water than iodine tablets?.. Sipping on Snow.. If you melt snow for drinking water in the winter, do you need to boil it for purification?.. Tugging at ticks.. What s the best way to remove and treat a tick bite? My recent attempt severed the head, which required a hospital visit to remove.. All.. Food & Nutrition.. Health & First Aid.. Fitness.. General Skills.. Skills Search:.. YOUR MANUAL FOR.. THE ADVENTUROUS LIFE.. Test Kitchen: Nuts.. Protein-packed and calorie-dense, nuts are a classic backpackers' superfood.. We taste-tested 96 spreads, mixes, and bars to bring you the healthiest (and tastiest) options for the trail.. Electrolyte Replacements.. Salts and other electrolytes help regulate cell function and nerve impulses, so when you sweat them out, you need to replace them.. From Grand Gulch to the Grand Canyon, we tested 27 different gels, powders, and chews - and found the best ways to stay charged this summer.. More Food & Nutrition.. First Night Out: Treat Water.. Learn how to treat water in the backcountry.. Instant Upgrades.. Improve your balance on uneven terrain, figure out if your water filter is still working, and determine the crossability of a questionable river or stream during spring and early-summer.. More Health & First Aid.. Survival Lab: Caveman Skills.. No knife? No rope? No problem.. For our great-great-great-great-great-great grandfathers, every day was a survival epic, and they fashioned simple blades and cordage from raw wilderness.. With a bit of practice, so can you.. Revive waterproof jackets, salvage a wet map, get better backcountry sleep, and organize your gear.. By Sarah Maurer.. More Survival.. Master Class: The Gym Free Fitness Plan.. Use this no-cost, do-anywhere training program to enhance hiking strength and speed this spring.. More Fitness.. Navigation Webinar: Go Farther with Maps and GPS.. In this beginner friendly course, BACKPACKER Map Editor Andrew Matranga teaches the essentials of map reading, GPS, and compass, plus how to use today's best digital mapping tools to plan trips, to navigate in the field and to share adventures once you get home.. More Navigation.. More General Skills.. Backpacker-Friendly Noodles.. Noodles are easy-prep crowd pleasers.. Learn about the trail-worthiest types and cooking methods.. Master Class: Cook Like a Pro.. Use these tips to advance your cooking skills and improve your camp grub's taste and nutritional value.. Backpacker-Friendly Chocolate.. Cocoa packs high energy and healthy antioxidants, and our testing revealed the best-tasting, most-meltproof varieties for the trail.. Easy-as-Pie Backcountry Chocolate.. Need some inspiration for killing a serious backcountry chocolate craving? Look no farther, you've clicked into a chocoholic's dream.. Events Worth Training For.. Want to set a big goal to give your training more focus and direction? Sign up for one of these mettle-testing trail events.. Test Kitchen: Cooking Trail Eggs.. We cracked dozens of eggs to find the perfect camping prep.. Here's how to pack them efficiently, use them in trail-worthy recipes, and clean up quickly.. Peakbagger Skills.. Tips for overcoming jetlag, gathering beta,  ...   next level.. Backpacking Fitness.. Boost performance and be a better backpacker with these fitness- and strength-building moves from our experts.. Build Backpacking Muscles.. Strengthen three key areas - shoulders, ankles, and core - this winter so you can tackle tougher trails next spring.. Yoga for Backpackers.. Ease post-hike pain and prep muscles for the next day.. Navigating in the desert.. Tips from our experts and readers about traveling in deserts and canyon country.. Master Class: Read the Wilderness.. Use nature's signs to orient yourself, pick your path through varied terrain, and predict the weather.. Master Class: Find Yourself on a Map.. The best way to avoid getting lost? Always know your location.. Study up on these key techniques for identifying terrain features, translating GPS data to a map, and triangulating your position.. Make a custom map for your next adventure.. We've partnered with myTopo to bring you the best in maps for your backcountry pursuits.. Manually Adjust Declination.. Change declination to navigate more accurately over long distances.. Apps and Maps.. From GPS data to navigation apps and printed maps, we have you covered and can get you ready for your next adventure.. Bugs getting into your tent? And other common questions.. Keep up with your buddies on the trail, backpack on the cheap, keep pesky bugs out of your tent, and stay on track with your weight loss goals without bonking mid-trip.. Master Class: Off-Trail Hiking.. Discover secret campsites and total solitude with this expert guide to safely navigating untracked wilderness.. Share It: Edit and Share Trip Data.. You're back from the trail with a bunch of beta--now show it off.. Do It: Make the Most of Your Phone.. Pick the right case to shield your device, never lose touch, boost your juice, and conserve battery power with these tips and tricks.. Record Better Media: Picture and Video Masterpieces.. You can't beat a dedicated camera for clarity, control, and quality, but smartphones come close enough for most of us-this magazine has even published iPhone photos.. Use these tools and techniques to amp up your device's multimedia power:.. Utilize the Top Backcountry Apps.. These apps help you navigate through weather, identify plants, and navigate.. Plan It: Master the Latest in Trip-Planning Technology.. In the past, route-planning involved browsing guidebooks, consulting rangers, and convincing locals to give up their secret places.. Today, that information lives on the internet; you just have to know how to find it.. Wired and Unplugged.. With the latest tech tools, you can plan trips better and more easily, stay safer on the trail, and instantly put your summit hero shot in front of the whole world.. Tools & Experts.. Our resident bruin expert answers all your burning ursine questions in this weekly feature.. Ask Him a Question.. Survival 101.. From essential bear safety to how-to slideshows on creating a survival bracelet, get all the worst-case-scenario info you need.. Learn to Survive.. Professor Hike.. Get a degree in outdoorology as the author of.. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Backpacking and Hiking.. answers all your essential questions.. Head to Class.. Backcountry Bartender.. Looking for the perfect spirit to sip fireside? Look no further than these picks from our resident.. Shake it Up.. Recipe Center.. Become a culinary expert with our comprehensive guide to cooking up a backcountry feast.. Get Cooking.. Gear Pro.. Pose your burning gear question to Kristin Hostetter and she'll drop some knowledge on how to fix, mend, improve, and more.. Read the Latest.. Medicine Man.. Our wilderness medicine guru talks first-aid, health, and emergency management.. Get Schooled.. Gear Checklists.. Make sure you remember everything for your next outdoor adventure by use the same checklists that Backpacker editors have used for years.. Get Packing.. Ultimate Fix-It Guide.. Learn how to make your gear last forever with our guide to the 55 most common repairs and maintenance musts.. Do it Yourself.. Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter gives the scoop on winter yurt living.. Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter on packing the right foods for winter camping..

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  • Title: Backpacker Magazine: Outdoor and Survival Tips, Education, and Advice from Backpacker Magazine.
    Descriptive info: Natural Hazards.. First Aid.. Bears.. Animal Attacks.. Finding Food and Water.. Survival Stories.. Starting Fire.. Survival Gear.. Survival Skills.. Emergency Shelters.. Avalanches.. Top 10 Indoor DIY Projects for Backpackers.. Silent rattlesnakes emerging in South Dakota s Black Hills.. All the venom, none of the warning.. Bear Grylls Returning to TV in 'Escape From Hell'.. The master of disaster's new show premieres November 11.. The Greatest Bear Video of All Time.. Yeah, we said it.. Watch how bruins go about their daily lives and what happens when you disrupt their routine.. Foraging 101.. How to Find Food in the Wild.. DIY Snow Goggles.. Survival Editor Kristy Holland demonstrates how to craft a pair of emergency goggles to prevent snowblindness.. Survive With Your Cellphone.. Knot Tying: Learn the Sledge Knot.. Use this knot to tie logs together when making a raft.. Track the Sun to Find North.. If you suspect you're off-track use the sun to help orient you and determine which direction is true north.. SURVIVE ANY WILDERNESS PREDICAMENT.. WITH OUR HOW-TO ADVICE.. Out Alive: Trapped by Wildfire.. Two kayakers survive a howling inferno by clinging to their crafts in the middle of a frigid lake-and then hypothermia threatens.. Out Alive: Trapped in an Ice Tunnel.. A solo hiker tries to claw her way out of a frozen cave after a winter pathway collapses.. More Natural Hazards.. Treat Deep Wounds.. Miles from the trailhead, your hiking partner springs a gusher after taking a fall on an iffy scramble.. Here's what to do.. Troubleshoot This: Snowblind.. Caught out on a bright day without your glasses? Things could turn ugly if you lose your vision.. Learn to prevent and treat a sunburned eye.. More First Aid.. The Truth About Bears: The Skills.. Learn how to stay safe in bear country from myth-busting biologist Tom Smith.. By Ted Alvarez.. The Truth About Bears: The Mystery.. Grizzlies vanished from North Cascades National Park five decades ago.. Or did they? Our scout joins the search for Washington's elusive mountain ghosts.. More Bears.. Test Your Survival IQ: Widlife.. Bear Grylls has had his share of close scrapes with wildlife, yet he's always managed to come out alive.. Would you? Take this quiz to see how you measure up.. Survival: Animal Attacks.. More Attacks.. Survival Lab: Eat Out.. Need to find food in a crisis? Just foraging for fun? Learn to raid nature's pantry, which is full of easily harvested, highly nutritious meals.. Out Alive: Trapped by Rising Water.. Five hikers fight a raging river before attempting a dangerous bushwhack to safety.. More Finding Food and Water.. Out Alive: Struck by Lightning.. A heart-stopping bolt hits one hiker and levels a group of his friends who then fight to resuscitate him.. Out Alive: Caught by a Strainer.. A kayaker struggles to stay afloat when a tangle of trees pins her boat.. More Survival Stories.. Survival: Light 'Em Up.. Wet, cold, lost, hungry: In desperate times, nothing improves your changes of survival more than a roaring blaze.. We tested every fuel source under the sun to show you how to start a fire every time.. Troubleshoot This: Can't Ignite Damp Wood.. Maximize your spark's potential with a tinder bundle that will burn anywhere.. More Starting Fire.. Troubleshoot This: Soaked Sleeping Bag.. Dry out your sleeping bag so it will keep you warmer longer.. More Survival Gear.. Troubleshoot This: Busted Hydration Bladder.. Learn to field-fix a leaky reservoir.. More Survival Skills.. Survival Lab: Gimme Shelter.. Losing daylight and don't have a tent? Don't panic: We tested three shelter-making techniques that will help you survive the night.. Plus: Three bomber bivies.. Rip & Live: Lost.. More than 1,000 hikers go missing every year in our national parks alone.. Most are found within hours, but basic skills can help you get home without making a serious or even fatal mistake.. Follow this advice for staying on course.. More Emergency Shelters.. Select a Safe Route: Avalanche Terrain Travel.. Recognize these avalanche-risk signs and learn how to choose routes that avoid them.. Prep Your Gear: Outfit for Avalanche Safety.. Equip yourself with safety gear and practice proper techniques.. More Avalanches.. Survival: Fall Zones.. Watch your step.. Trips and tumbles are the number one cause of backcountry deaths.. Survival: Lightning Myths: Busted.. Knowing fact from fiction can help you avoid and survive a 54,000 strike.. Survive Coastal Dangers.. Waves, currents, and tides threaten thousands of miles of American trails (any within a quarter of a mile of a waterway), and hikers can get caught in the barrage.. Headland-sculpting, beach-pounding waves can swallow an unwary trekker without so much as a burp.. Learn how to recognize,  ...   Surge Survivor.. Name: Neil Perterson, 63.. Predicament: Swept into a surge channel; stuck in a cave.. Survival: True Reader Escapes.. Seven lucky-to-be-alive subscribers share their real-life backcountry disasters.. Here s how they survived, and what you can learn from their mistakes.. True Tales: Caught in a Flash Flood.. Rising water sends this reader running--and hiding--in Utah.. Survival: Save Yourself in Whitewater.. Hard-won-lessons and tips about whitewater kayaking from the front lines of survival.. How-To Slideshow: Learn to Build an Emergency Fire.. Lost and alone without your gear? Don't just sit there.. Get a fire going.. How to Start a Fire With Fungus.. Chaga, or "tinder fungus" and other natural firestarters abound in the backcountry you just have to know where to look for them.. Survival A to Z: Fire.. You don't need a magnifying glass to coax a flame from the sun.. Saved by.. A Shirt or Bandanna.. Everyone brings a shirt or bandanna into the backcountry.. Here, 9 ways to increase its usefulness.. An Emergency Blanket.. 10 ways to use a survival blanket.. A Sock.. 7 more reasons to pack an extra pair.. Cell Phone.. Dead battery? No reception? No problem.. Find plenty of survival gear inside your phone.. Dental Floss.. A string, several strands, and even the box can all come in handy.. Skin Care.. How to start a fire and treat minor wounds with basic toiletries.. Trash.. Turn your trash into life-saving treasure.. The Survival Issue: Saved by a Sock.. "Improvise, adapt, and overcome.. " Bear Grylls and his crew lived by this mantra while filming episodes of Man vs.. Wild.. Here's how hikers can adopt it.. The Survival Issue: You.. To err is human, bt to err in the wilderness can get you in a load of trouble.. Here's how to manage missteps and improvise fixes.. Die Another Day.. You won't get far in the backcountry without pushing through challenging conditions and terrain.. But perseverance can be your worst enemy, and turning around the only way to succeed.. Mark Jenkins explores the fine line between daring and doom.. Survival Bootcamp.. At the military's top-secret survival school, Air Force crews learn how to escape their worst-case scenario shot down behind enemy lines.. With the highest level of access ever granted to a journalist, our scout learns how to escape when Mother Nature is only one of your worries.. Survival Lab: Emergency Water.. Without a drink, a hiker can die in as little as a day.. We tested three techniques for conjuring H20 out of thin air.. Plus: 5 easy ways to stay hydrated in hot climates.. Reel Deal: Charting Big-Wall Movie Scenes.. Hollywood climbing: Survivable or surreal?.. Bear Attack: Q&A with Bear Grylls.. The star of "Man vs.. Wild" talks gear, luxury items, and survival advice.. Survival: Lost with Only a Trash Bag.. Ounce for ounce, few items can improve your survival chances more than a humble trash bag.. Gear School: Avalanche Beacons.. Travel safely through snowscapes with this lifesaving locator.. How to Cross a Spring Snowfield.. Cross the steeps safely and avoid avalanches with these guide-approved tips.. How to Avoid Avalanches.. Hike safely in avalanche terrain.. Survive This: Caught in an Avalanche.. When you're trekking into a backcountry bowl, avalanches are almost always a threat.. Learn how to protect yourself when the worst happens.. Avalanches: The Big Slide.. Watching snow fall is a backcountry joy--unless it's barreling 80 mph down a mountain and you're in its path.. iPad App: Survival School.. Caught in an avalanche.. Attacked by a bear.. Dehydrated and hypothermic.. The wilderness can be a dangerous place but with BACKPACKER's new iPad app, you'll be prepared for anything.. Make a Survival Bracelet.. In an emergency, you can use paracord for lashings, tourniquets, shoelaces, an even fishing line.. This bracelet lets you carry a useful amount at all times.. Survive With Only a Knife.. The Ten Essentials.. Know them, love them.. Here's your guide to putting a kit together.. Ask a Bear.. Just try and stump our resident bruin expert.. He¹ll answer your burning ursine questions in this weekly feature.. Video: Start a Fire with Your Phone.. Editor in Chief Jon Dorn shows you how to get a fire going with nothing but your cellphone, a piece of steel wool, and some tinder.. Video: Survive a Bear Attack.. Learn how to deal with a black bear or grizzly encounter with Shannon Davis and Ted the Bear.. Survival Skills: Start a Fire with One Match.. Follow these steps and you're guaranteed the perfect campfire in no time.. MASTER YOUR SURVIVAL SKILLS WITH THESE HOW-TO TIPS.. The Greatest Bear Video of All Time.. Foraging 101.. DIY Snow Goggles..

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  • Title: Backpacker Magazine: Nature, Environment, Wildlife Articles from Backpacker Magazine
    Descriptive info: Even Grizzly Bears Love Dubstep.. Heroes: David Gonzales, 46.. This eco-obsessed author and photographer is saving his local forest, one tree at a time.. Danger Zones/Escape Plans: Weather.. From cyclones to storm surges, use this matrix of backcountry weather dangers as your guide to survival.. The BACKPACKER Interview: Ken Burns.. Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns joins us to talk about the people, places, and lasting importance of his latest project, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea.. ".. Dogs of War Part 1: Hunting Denali Wolves.. Coke Wallace lives to hunt wolves.. Follow him into the Alaskan backcountry to learn how wolf hunters find, catch, and kill their prey.. Dogs of War Part 2: Tracking the Toklat Wolf Pack.. Join wildlife scientist Gordon Haber on a trip into Denali to track down the threatened Toklat pack's den, where he hopes to see wolves thriving in their natural environment.. Environment.. Plants.. Threats.. Weather.. Wildlife.. Nature Search:.. IN-THE-FIELD ADVENTURES,.. FEATURES, ADVICE, AND PROFILES.. Weather Anecdotes: Explained.. Mnemonics make it easy to remember weather sayings and make weather predictions, but is there any truth behind the prediction rhymes?.. Green Guide.. Articles on nature and climate change as they relate to backpacking, and environmentally friendly backpacking gear.. More Environment.. Natural Wonders: World's Tallest Geyser, North America's Smallest Bird and Best Shade Tree.. Discover the world's tallest geyser, North America's smallest bird, and the country's best shade tree on these three treks.. Top 3 Glow-in-the-Dark Trips.. See glowing plankton, mushrooms, and bugs on these brilliant adventures.. More Plants.. Ask A Bear: Bags vs.. Canisters?.. Ask A Bear: Are You A Good Swimmer?.. More Threats.. How to Use Online Weather Resources.. Conditions mean everything when planning your weekend adventure.. Check out our Rocky Mountain Editor's favorite weather sites.. More Weather.. Backpacker Bible: See More Wildlife.. Get closer to the mystery of life: Put yourself spine-tingling distance from the fanged and clawed and horned.. Recording Nature: Calls of the Wild.. Enrich your trip memories by recording nature's soundscapes.. More Wildlife.. The Birth of the Rockies.. A new theory might solve the mystery of how these mountains formed.. Three Trips to Natural Wonders.. Discover the world's oldest tree, America's biggest cavern, and Florida's largest herd of wild horses on these three treks.. Wilderness Wonders: Strangest Rock Formation.. Millions of years ago, these crazy rock formations were formed in Turkey due to volcanic activity.. Danger Signs: Burn Zones.. Here are the top three wildfire dangers and how to avoid them.. Wilderness Wonders: Tallest Tree.. Head to Northern California's Redwood National Park for a glimpse at these giants.. Wilderness Wonders: Largest Glacier.. Trekker-friendly glacier is largest in the Alps.. Wilderness Wonders: Hottest Geysers.. Superheated water sprays from Yellowstone ground.. 3 Poached Treasures.. Backcountry crooks ransack public lands, stealing  ...   (that's more than 40 states) always requires precautions, like hanging food.. But these three signals demand extra vigilance.. Natural Born Killers: Top Backcountry Dangers.. Which is the bigger backcountry threat, grizzlies or flash floods? Find out what should scare you and how to survive it with BACKPACKER's Terror Index.. Danger Signs: Flash Flood.. July to mid-September is prime time for heavy rains in the Southwest, where fast-rising water in narrow canyons can turn trickling streams into deadly torrents.. Don't get swept away.. Nuclear-Free Hiking.. How Cold War weapons sites are becoming America's most unusual new preserves.. What Will Alaska's Future Look Like?.. Alaska is the last frontier, but energy development and climate change promise to change the face of our wildest state in your lifetime.. Here's how.. Backpacker Photo School: Tips for Great Fall Photos.. Before all the leaves drop, read these quick tips and take your camera out on the trail for one more shot at Autumn photos.. Cloud Quiz.. Test your knowledge of cloud types, and how you can use them to predict the weather.. How to Survive Winter Storms.. New Hampshire's Mt.. Washington is know for its evil weather.. Learn how to survive a winter storm from one of the peak's experts.. Wind Power: Turbulence Ahead.. Wind power offers clean energy but how much will hikers compromise to get it?.. Cascades Meltdown.. The Lower 48's most glaciated region is losing its ice at an astonishing rate.. Phenomenon: What are Sky Islands?.. To see how animals stay cool in a hot climate, just look up.. Danger Signs - Winter Sun.. UV rays are still harmful even when the temperature drops.. We'll show you how to protect yourself against the sun, even when it's cold.. How to Avoid Avalanches.. Wild Things: Where to Spot Wildlife.. If seeing bears or bighorn sheep, moose or mountain lions is on your life list check out our tips for where, when, & how to catch an eye full.. Wildlife: Where to See Wolves.. Find these nocturnal animals at dawn.. Where to See River Otters, Javelinas, & Manatees.. Check out the top spots to find these three quirky creatures.. Wildlife: Where to See Elk.. Elk mostly travel in herds making them easier to spot.. Wildlife: Where to See Mountain Lions.. Mountain lions can be found from Central America to the Pacific.. Survival Blog.. Go deep into the backcountry with Rocky Mountain Editor Steve Howe and get an unfiltered dose dose of all things survival.. Are you tough enough?.. Menu Maker.. Get ready to head into the wild with our complete menus and shopping lists for your perfect outing.. Find Your Perfect Meal.. Backpacking 101.. Trip-planning tips, gear lists, safety advice, and other essential wisdom every hiker ought to know.. Get Started..

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