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Hello,
I have just received my current issue of backpacker in the mail.  I always look forward to receiving it and spend the next part of my day reading it.  I feel as though I am missing sections of my magazine.  This issue has "World's top 30 hikes" clearly marked in the right corner of the picture, but going through the magazine it makes no mention of it.  Surely, the couple of longer trails that are reviewed in detail do not compose the world's top 30 hikes?

Similarly, in my November 2012 the cover talks about cutting pack weight in half, but never actually discusses it inside.  
Am I missing something?

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The World's top 30 hikes won't be good if they're crowded so they can afford to mention them. The instructions for cutting pack weight in half require you to stop bringing half your gear.

Seriously though, You've already got your January 2013 issue? You lucky duck...

I'll see if I can't dig out my Nov. Issue and see what you are referring to.


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Hi Tigger,
Thank you for your reply.  My concern wasn't that the hikes were good or not, but rather that there doesn't seem to be anything at all about them in the magazine.  
It says it on the cover and then inside there isn't anything at all about the world's top hikes.  
I already swear by Potterfield's Classic Hikes of the World (and now North America which came out in August), for my go to list for great trails, but still was kinda disappointed not to get what was advertised.  Though maybe I am missing something or a page somewhere that could illuminate me?

And yes, it is nice to get them early in the mail.  Definitely enjoyable.
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Seriously though, You've already got your January 2013 issue? You lucky duck...

I got mine a couple weeks ago, the January 2013 issue. Must have something to do with the Mayan calendar?  :D

True, there is no article inside on the World's Top 30 Hikes like the cover promises but the underwear add on page 41 is worth the price of admission alone.

Its only 80 pages, gone are the heady days of a good thick 200. The photography in this one is a sight better than some of the garish use of Photoshop and the fake HDR look that some of the issues have sported.

I guess we will just have to add up all the hikes inside and see if they come up to 30 kiwi22. I'm not buying that they are the top hikes in the world though. I know better... :D
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I guess we will just have to add up all the hikes inside and see if they come up to 30 kiwi22.

That's probably it.
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Yeah, I noticed that, and the month before the same photograph was used for on two different pages for two different trails in two different states :p

Who edits this thing anyway?


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the underwear add on page 41 is worth the price of admission alone.

thats what i'm saying. :cool:
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Monkeys.  :laugh:

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the underwear add on page 41 is worth the price of admission alone.

Sixteen weeks in one thong.  Good thing it's not a scratch and sniff ad.
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Hello,
I have just received my current issue of backpacker in the mail.  I always look forward to receiving it and spend the next part of my day reading it.  I feel as though I am missing sections of my magazine.  This issue has "World's top 30 hikes" clearly marked in the right corner of the picture, but going through the magazine it makes no mention of it.  Surely, the couple of longer trails that are reviewed in detail do not compose the world's top 30 hikes?

Similarly, in my November 2012 the cover talks about cutting pack weight in half, but never actually discusses it inside.  
Am I missing something?

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Dan

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I get the magazine at the local library branch just up the street

Page 41 huh ?


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the underwear add on page 41 is worth the price of admission alone.

Sixteen weeks in one thong.  Good thing it's not a scratch and sniff ad.

Shift your gaze off the latte by her leg and re-read...

It was only six weeks not sixteen and they are mauve bikinis not a thong as on page 40, not to mention the black cami. :D

You're right about the extended romp in those things, perhaps 6 weeks is a bit much... :D  :D
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I found my issue. I have scoured the thing. World's top 30 hikes....Huh? I'm thinking it's that ad they're discussing. She looks to be around 30...

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Ya, I had the same impression.

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There's a magazine?
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I guess we will just have to add up all the hikes inside and see if they come up to 30 kiwi22.

That's probably it.

Did that...I think I got 32, but a couple were technically paddle trip, not hikes, so maybe that was it.

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The number may be right, but their characterization as the top hikes is subject to debate.
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Absolutely.  No Milford Track makes the list suspect from the get-go.  

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I found my issue. I have scoured the thing. World's top 30 hikes....Huh? I'm thinking it's that ad they're discussing. She looks to be around 30...

When you get to be my age the described hikes and that woman in the ad are all the same - places I'll probably never visit.
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The only close thing I found in the Nov issue about cutting your pack weight in half wa a short paragraph about bivys.
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