New York City’s Top 5 Dayhikes

The best Big Apple escapes, as selected by BACKPACKER Local scout Justin Bailey. New York City may be the ultimate in America’s concrete jungles, but that doesn’t mean you have to drive for hours to get your wilderness fix. Soaring views over rocky peaks, quiet lakes, steep scrambles, and wildflowers galore await on these five…

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New Senate Bill Would Protect Existing National Monuments

The bill is a response to the White House’s rollback of protections for Utah public lands. The Trump administration plans a drastic reduction of Bears Ears National Monument.Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) joined 16 other democratic senators this week to introduce a bill that would legally codify the boundaries of more than…

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