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Michael Lanza

Michael Lanza is the northwest editor of Backpacker and the author of several books on hiking. In addition to being an avid backcountry skier, and cyclist, he has hiked and climbed extensively in the Western United States as well as in Canada, Iceland, New Zealand, and Scotland. He makes his home in Boise, Idaho. Visit his Web site at

From the writer

  • Boise's Scenic Drive

    Idaho's Boise-Payette Loop links to three scenic byways, river canyons, and white-water rafting.