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MyLifeOutdoors featured in Backpacker Magazine – Sort of

It has been more then a week since my last post. Mainly because I have been out of town engaging in many hikes and other activities I hope to share with you soon. Until then I wanted to point out something I have been slightly excited about.

Not long ago I was contacted by Backpacker Magazine about a trip report for Guadalupe Peak. They asked me for some information and said they wanted to feature my trip in their June National Parks issue. Of course I was happy to oblige.

The Guadalupe Mountains blurb in Backpacker Magazine

 If you look on page 97 of the June 2011 issue of Backpacker magazine you will see small blurb about Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Neither my name nor MyLifeOutdoors.com is listed in the magazine, only a simple refrence to trip ID 1089414. To look up trip ID 1089414 go to Backpacker.com/hikes/1089414 and it will take you to a featured destination that says “Mapped by Steven Smith, mylifeoutdoors.com.” from there you will see a map I created along with pictures from my trip.

My Featured Destination as it appears on Backpacker.com

So there you have it. Its not much…but I thought I would share it with you anyway. With a little luck, maybe I can draw some more attention to Texas’ best hikes. until then you can read more about the featured Guadalupe Peak trip by going here.

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  • That's pretty sweet, indirectly featured in Backpacker is better than not being featured at all. Outstanding.

  • Family Wilds

    June 1, 2011

    Wow, congrats. That is very cool. I'm originally from Austin, TX, so this makes me lone star nostalgic. There are some beautiful areas in your part of the state too!

  • Mamabug

    June 1, 2011

    Way to go! Small blurb or not, it's yours!

  • Jobiwan

    June 1, 2011

    Awesome man!

  • Congrats!!

  • Allan Stellar

    June 2, 2011

    Congrats! If I remember correctly, I think Ed Abbey wrote a couple essays about visiting that peak…and the park.

  • Karl

    June 8, 2011

    Steven – That's great, man! Congrats! Being published in such a well known and popular magazine is awesome!


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