“For discerning outdoor enthusiasts and serious long-distance backpackers, this book provides detailed information on some of the best and most remote high-altitude hikes in the nation.”
—Andrew Gulliford, editor of Outdoors in the Southwest
“This book will have wide appeal—to people from other parts of the country looking to explore these three states by foot, newcomers to the Mountain Time Zone looking to get oriented, advanced beginners looking to take that next step, and people looking to add substantial trails to their backpacking resume.”
—John Fayhee, author of Along the Colorado Trail and Smoke Signals
Best Backpacking Trips in Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado provides everything you need to know to organize and execute the best backpacking trips in the Mountain West. Mike White and Douglas Lorain, who have walked every mile of the trails described inside, take readers and hikers into some of the wildest and most scenic backcountry landscapes in the nation and help them design the ultimate trip.
Focusing on one-week excursions, the book offers details on all the aspects of trip planning—trail narratives, technical data, maps, gear, food, information on regulations and permits, and more. But it is more than a basic guidebook. Trip information is enriched by valuable and interesting sidebars on history and ecology that will increase appreciation for these natural areas and the people who were instrumental in their discovery or protection.
In Best Backpacking Trips in Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado, White and Lorain pass on their knowledge of quality hikes, planning and preparation, and the unique satisfaction of multi-day backpacking. This guide, put into practice, will result in the trip of a lifetime.