For most hikers, the internet has become the main source for information about hiking gear and other hiking related topic. I am most definitely one of them. But there has been a time, when the printed page was the most valuable source of inspiration for hikers and backpackers all over the world. One of these magazines was and still is the Backpacker Magazine published out of Boulder, Colorado.
In a step to win over a younger and more Internet focused readership, this magazine has now published all issues from 36 years of being America’s top hiking and backpacking magazine on Google’s book platform Google Books – from its first issue in 1973 to the last issue in November 2009.
Being from Germany, I never had the possibility to look into a printed edition of this magazine. But this offer will definitely make me want to look into some issues. And that’s exactly what they want people to do!