There’s nothing quite like nature. Whether you’re an avid or occasional hiker, trips take on a whole new meaning when you have to carry everything — food, shelter, entertainment — on your back. Inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s epic journey across the Pacific Crest Trail as told in her memoir Wild, we found the most gorgeous backpacking trips all across the country that can be completed over a long weekend.

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