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Backpacker magazine quoted us...

Postby balzaccom » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:16 am

A few weeks ago we got an email from Backpacker magazine, asking us for "local tips" on where people might go hiking in the Emigrant Wilderness. We were flattered, and even if we hadn't been, we would still have given them free advice. After all, it's what we do on our website,

https://sites.google.com/site/backpackthesierra/

So it was fun to see our recommendation appear in the latter pages of the new issue of Backpacker. Of course, it was edited down to fit a small space, but still.

We buy this magazine in airport news stands--despite the focus on danger (WAYYY too many bear stories!) and fear-mongering about deadly trails and desperate situations. It also has some good tips on basic techniques, and lots of suggestions of where to hike the next time you hit the trail, whether that be in Maine or Arizona.

And this month, one of those tips is the Emigrant Wilderness...Here's a link to their website: http://www.backpacker.com/
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Re: Backpacker magazine quoted us...

Postby gary c. » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:00 pm

That's pretty cool. I subscribe and will look for it.
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Re: Backpacker magazine quoted us...

Postby mschnaidt » Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:10 pm

It's on page 62.

I agree, Pingree and Yellowhammer are fun destinations.
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Re: Backpacker magazine quoted us...

Postby Brien » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:04 pm

I saw this thread last week and ordered a subscription. Looks like a cool mag.
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Re: Backpacker magazine quoted us...

Postby AlmostThere » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:56 am

A mixed bag - sometimes their advice is for the birds and they clearly make bucks rec'ing mainstream gear, so cottage makers rarely appear. The articles on hammocks have been spectacularly uninformed as well. Featured trails can get real crowded the following season so if you want to do it w/o crowds wait a year or two... The pictures are nice.

They posted my rec for a Yosemite hike some years back but butchered the paragraph I submitted. oh well.


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Re: Backpacker magazine quoted us...

Postby whrdafamI? » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:03 am

Backpacker magazine has always been a mixed bag. I have been subscribed to it for many years. My oldest sister once graced the front cover. That was cool. Mostly ads but once in awhile a article that is of interest.
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Re: Backpacker magazine quoted us...

Postby richlong8 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:07 am

I get a Backpacker sub now and then when it is inexpensive thru Amazon, or another source, and the annual gear issue is pretty good, but limited. But it is a national magazine, and what a mark of distinction, to get something published there. Congrats! This site has a lot more useful info, and the photos are just as good! plus the community aspects, HST is hard to beat!
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