GROW YOUR LIFE LIST.
Here at BACKPACKER, we’ve been mining the country for the best backpacking trips for more than 40 years. That’s a lot of time spent on lonely trails, so we’re a little snobby when it comes to campsites. But we like sharing. In our latest book, Hidden Gems, we give you the country’s 100 best backpacking trips that you haven’t heard of. You won’t find the John Muir Trail or the Narrows in here, but you will find a lifetime’s worth of undiscovered lakes, quiet summits, and, well, hidden gems. Get a copy ($28; falcon.com) wherever books are sold.