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Best Summer Backpacking Trips In America

While it’s important to understand how to be prepared and stay safe during a backpacking trip, even if it’s only for the day, there’s a wealth of natural beauty to explore throughout the country. The following are just five of the best summer backpacking trips in America.

CBS Seattle–04/22/2014

File photo of a road on Mount Hood. (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

Rescuers Bringing Body Down From Mt. Hood

Searchers carried a body down Mount Hood Sunday from the glacier where it was spotted by a helicopter crew looking for a missing climber.


File photo of a glacier in Alaska.  (credit: Ben Miller/Getty Images)

Army Climbers Help Recover Body On Alaska Glacier

In the end, after experiencing every father’s nightmare, Roger Brown was offered a token of consolation by the military men who came to his aid.


File photo of a glacier floating in the water in Alaska.  (credit: James Gritz/Getty Images)

Climbers Recover Body Of Boy From Alaska Glacier Crevasse 200 Feet Below

The body of a 9-year-old boy who disappeared while snowmobiling with his father has been recovered from a crevasse in an Alaska glacier.


File photo of a glacier floating on arctic water. (credit: Ron Bambridge/GettyImages)

Alaska Glacier Wreckage Is 1950s Cargo Plane Crash

The wreckage of a military plane found this month on an Alaska glacier is that of an Air Force plane that crashed in 1952, killing all 52 people aboard, military officials said Wednesday.



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