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Trails Magazine Issue 4

Trails Magazine Issue 4

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With 92 pages of in-depth features covering a unique year on the PCT, backpacking in Ukraine, and more, Issue 4 of Trails Magazine is our biggest and easily the best issue yet. 

Our "winter" issue is filled with stories of four-season adventures, backpacking recipes, large-format photography, illustrated trail maps, and the best adventure stories found anywhere, printed on 80-pound paper and with fewer ads than any magazine you'll find on grocery store shelves. Stories in Issue 4 include:

  • A report from the backpacking community in Ukraine examining how war has impacted the country's outdoor recreation and how some Ukrainians are working to bring it back,
  • One writer's quest to explore the private mountain ranges of West Texas, 
  • A feature about the state of the majestic whitebark pine and how citizen scientists on the PCT are working to save it, 
  • Reporting from the PCT following a record breaking snow year and an examination of whether or not a traditional thru-hike is really possible in a changing world,
  • One AT hiker's opinion about why Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most anxiety-inducing section of the thru-hike and why it needs to change,
  • Two recipes for dehydrated backpacking meals you can make at home,
  • One writer's attempt to catch and forage for all her food on a weekend backpacking trip, 
  • A review of Andrea Lankford's new book about missing hikers, 
  • Outhouse Reviews, backpacking destinations, gear reviews, photo features, maps, and a whole lot more.

You won't find any of these stories online. The only way to read them is to pick up a copy of Issue 4 while supplies last. 

Want to guarantee you get a copy of Issue 5 for even more stories like that? The only way to do it is to subscribe

A note for international readers: Back issues are shipped from our headquarters in Washington, so international shipping costs apply if we send them out of the US. Readers in Canada should consider a subscription which includes free shipping—Those copies ship directly from the printer in Winnipeg and don't need to cross the border.

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