All aboard: Party Hikes

IT’S NOT THAT I DON’T LIKE CROWDS. Wait, no, yes, it is—especially in the backcountry, where I go to get away from the hordes, not join them.

Which is to say, it took me

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Backpacker

Backpacker2 min read
9. Apple Cider Hikes
ERVING STATE FOREST, MA By November, most of the showstopping fall foliage is gone, and so are the crowds. Take advantage of the solitude on a 4.4-mile loop on the New England Trail’s northern section. From the trailhead on Briggs Street in Erving, h
Backpacker2 min read
Indoor/Outdoor Hiking
From a distance, Llagunes, which we hiked to on day three of our trek, looks like it’s painted red, so colorful are the rocks used to build the village. The 8-mile trail from the riverside town of Sort to Llagunes ascends modestly along a creek, skir
Backpacker2 min read
WARMEST OUR TAKE Winter in the Yukon is no joke, but our tester had the last laugh in even the coldest weather while wearing this hat. With a waxed polyester exterior to repel moisture, lofted synthetic insulation on the interior, and fleece earflaps