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Backpacker

May/June 2019

Published nine times a year, Backpacker is a magazine of wilderness travel, offering practical, "you can do it, here's how" advice to help you enjoy every trip. Filled with the best places, gear, and information for all kinds of hiking and camping trips, each issue delivers foldout maps and stunning color photography.

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Active Interest Media
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eva luna harper-zahn

Shortly after starting up Mt. Whitney at 1 a.m., Eva Luna needed a nap. She was feeling the altitude, and like most kids her age, was not accustomed to the body-and mind-jarring effects of an alpine start. But unlike most kids her age, she thought climbing a 14,505-foot mountain sounded like fun. So she took an hour-long break in her dad’s lap, then continued.Eva Luna, a second-grader from Berkeley, California, didn’t need another nap. She made it to the summit at 7:30 a.m. with her 9-year-old brother Sun and their father, Oliver. On the peak, Eva Luna had enough energy to make a joke—she pretended she couldn’t finish the final few feet—and then cried tears of joy at the top. “I felt so excited and happy because I made it!”…

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backpacker

STAFF PICKSWhat’s your secret to solitude? (See more tips and trips on page 64.)EDITORIALEditor-in-chiefDennis LewonDeputy EditorCasey LyonsSenior EditorMaren HorjusSenior Digital EditorAdam RoyGear EditorEli BernsteinAssistant Skills EditorZoe GatesNorthwest Field EditorTed AlvarezRocky Mountain Field EditorElisabeth Kwak-HefferanSouthwest Field EditorAnnette McGivneyContributing EditorsKelly Bastone, William M. Rochfort, Jr.ART AND PHOTOGRAPHYArt DirectorMike LeisterPhotography DirectorGenny FullertonPhoto Editor + Staff PhotographerLouisa AlbaneseAssociate Art DirectorKenneth DooryContributing Art DirectorJackie McCaffrey BradleyPhotography InternTrang LeFIELD SCOUTSAnastasia Allison, Justin Bailey, Paul Chisholm, Laura Lancaster, Korey Peterson, Stasia Stockwell, Ryan Wichelns, Erica ZazoACTIVE INTEREST MEDIA OUTDOOR GROUPGeneral ManagerSharon HoughtonBuilding ManagerTony WilhelmsI.T. SpecialistTony PeneSALESPublisherSharon Houghton303.253.6412shoughton@aimmedia.comSales DirectorRob Hudson303.253.6324rhudson@aimmedia.comMidwest Account DirectorBrian Brigman773.329.3957bbrigman@aimmedia.comWest Coast + Colorado Account DirectorLesli Krishnaiah303.253.6353lkrishnaiah@aimmedia.comUtah Account DirectorGinna Larson303.859.7276glarson@aimmedia.comMarketplace + East Coast Account ManagerJennifer Hall303.253.6419jhall@aimmedia.comCorporate SalesJoAnnMartinjoannmartin@aimmedia.comSales AssistantBeth PrehnMARKETINGMarketing and Business Development DirectorCourtney MatthewsBusiness Development + Event DirectorRebecca Hayden Louzan781.635.6719rhaydenlouzan@aimmedia.comMarketing ManagerTina RolfStrategic Campaign ManagerLeslie BarrettMarketing CoordinatorPeter…

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private by nature

THE SMALL TRAILHEAD parking lot was packed. Over a dozen cars were sardined in, with more in the overflow lot 100 yards down the road. My heart sank. This was not what I’d expected when I planned a family-and-friends backpacking trip in California’s Trinity Alps last summer. I wanted to bring the crew to one of my favorite childhood lakes, and I had a vision of where we’d camp, where we’d picnic, where we’d jump from rocks into the cold, clear water.The crowded parking lot threatened that vision. Would we have to jostle for a campsite? Would the lake be a mob scene? What were all these people doing on my trail?Overcrowding is a frustration that hikers face more and more these days. The reasons are not surprising. First, there…

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trailchat

Mom Knows BestAfter we published Ted Alvarez’s account of taking his mother on her first backpacking trip (“Mom’s Big Adventure,” August 2018), one anonymous reader wrote in to ask for an update. “Mom had a hard time picking a favorite moment from red rock country, but she says the solitude and accomplishment she found in Capitol Reef offered the longest-lasting rewards,” Ted says. And she’s planning another life-list hike in Glacier or Yosemite this year. “The next big challenge: getting my two-showers-a-day dad on board.”(TED ALVAREZ)LIVING PROOFThe story of Christian “Buddy Backpacker” Thomas, who finished the Appalachian Trail at 5 years old and the Triple Crown at 9, inspired many readers when we published it in May 2015. But recently, reader and Triple-Crowner Michael Jurasius wrote in to ask us…

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1 get a look at this.

ROAN HIGHLANDS, TN/NCWhether pink and lavender clouds settle over the valleys or burn off to reveal long views over rhododendron-crowned slopes, the hike along Grassy Ridge promises a sensory overload of one kind or another in early summer. By June, the catwalk erupts with two types of rhododendrons: Catawbas (pictured) and rosebays. It’s becoming a bit popular, so check it out mid-week or early in the morning (better chance of fog), and head east from Carvers Gap. Follow the Appalachian Trail 2 miles across Round and Jane Balds to reach Grassy Ridge Bald and this view. PERMIT None CONTACT www.fs.usda.gov/cherokee…

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2 baptism by fire

MT. RINJANI IS NOT A friendly volcano. When it goes, it ejects ash more than 2 miles high and deposits sulfur as far away as the Arctic. Some scientists think that Mt. Rinjani alone caused the second ice age. That’s a lot of pent-up volcanic violence humming beneath my boots as I trudge up its eastern flank.Many people visit Mt. Rinjani on the island of Lombok for this thrill. They want to get close—maybe uncomfortably close—to the seat of geothermal power. I get that, but it’s not why I’m here. For me, the risk is a means to an end, the gateway to some of the most exotic scenery on the planet and for sure its prettiest lake.THE RISK OF CLIMBING THIS VOLCANO IS A MEANS TO AN END, THE…

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