We come for the views, of course, but we also come for the feelings, for the strain of a good, honest climb and the chill of cold wind on hot sweat the moment we take off our packs. We come for the moment a storm clears and a sunbeam pierces the clouds like light in a Renaissance painting. We come for the clean smell of the air and the way it scours our lungs.
Arizona Crest Trail
Colorado Continental Divide Trail
Maine Appalachian Trail
Anaconda Pintlar Wilderness (Montana)
Glacier Peak Wilderness (Washington state)
Wind River Range (Wyoming)