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This week’s top backpacking news from around the web.

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Top Stories

Man Completes Triple Crown While Raising Funds for Food Pantry (Wicked Local)

Search For Missing Portland Climber Suspended (Fox News)

Backpacking News: Sierra High Route
Lake Catherine and Mount Ritter, High Sierra, California. Ryan Jordan.

Woman Makes Mapping the High Sierras Her Mission (Fresno Bee)

David Corthwaite and Leon McCarron Will Walk 1,000 Miles through the Middle East  (The Adventure Blog)

The Big Outside Compiles a List of 25 Best Backcountry Campsites (The Big Outside)

Hiking Artist’s Travelogue Gives Personal Look at the Appalachian Trail (Outside Magazine)

Campfire Questions

Each week: three questions about this weekend’s reading to help stimulate a bit of discussion:

  1. At what point should a search for somebody missing in the backcountry be suspended?
  2. Do we know all there is to know about the High Sierra already?
  3. What’s your favorite backcountry campsite?