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William Kemsley

William Kemsley Jr. may well be considered the father of modern hiking and backpacking as his influence rests heavily on the backpacking world that we enjoy today. As founder of "Backpacker" magazine (for decades and still the most popular and important monthly magazine for hikers and backpackers) and co-founder of The American Hiking Society (the voice of the American hiker and one of the most influential nonprofit organizations lobbying Congress today) he has established his legacy as one of...See more