The best nature the United States has to offer can be found in its millions of untouched lands our country s federally designated wilderness areas. Lifelong hiker Stephen Brumbach shares his experiences through travel and prose, having ventured into 600 of these unspoiled areas. Featuring more than 200 photographs and personally documented text, this treasure gives readers of all experience levels an eyewitness glimpse into some of the most rewarding and least traversed ecosystems in the United States. Hikes are presented in detail and given ratings along a one-to-five scale based on aesthetics and interests. This is a must-read for anyone hoping to experience the wilds of nature by foot or page.