The details:

250,000 to 500,000 circulation
Backpacker: Jonathan Dorn, editor-in-chief, for April, May, September issues.

National Geographic rakes in the most awards; no surprise there.

Every time I pick up Backpacker, I find myself wanting to go on a camp-out. Every time I put it, down my brain returns to “comfy beds were invented for a reason and day-hikes ain’t so bad” mode.

I do have to give the magazine props for not filling its pages with heavy-breathing profiles of adventure athletes. Most of the time Backpacker is downright useful, which reminds me, I should go looking for something useful to post on the blog this morning. (Useful is dull as dirt, which is why I try not to overdo it).