Definition of backcountry in English:



the backcountry
North American
  • Sparsely inhabited rural areas:

    ‘she loves exploring the backcountry on horseback’
    [as modifier] ‘backcountry skiing’
    • ‘The only thing cell phones provide in the backcountry, critics say, is a false sense of security.’
    • ‘Before venturing into the backcountry the following day, we considered what to tote in our packs.’
    • ‘The backcountry swamps of the area hold a special interest for him, and many of his paintings depict this unique wilderness.’
    • ‘Explore wild Utah backcountry on the edge of the largest roadless area in the state.’
    • ‘More than 100 miles of roads and trails have been carved into the backcountry.’
    • ‘We're talking off the pavement, into the backcountry and up a mountain.’
    • ‘Taking a laptop into the backcountry didn't sound so unreasonable.’
    • ‘I didn't have much time to hike when I visited Philmont, so Palmer drove me around the backcountry in his truck.’
    • ‘Although he can adjust to a laid back attitude when shooting or filming in the backcountry, competition is his forte.’
    • ‘Itinerant merchants traveled the backcountry buying or trading dried apples.’
    • ‘The topographic map is the essential tool for moving swiftly and efficiently through the backcountry.’
    • ‘You can stay at one of the park's 10 campgrounds or camp in the backcountry.’
    • ‘The adventure activities might be as common as the ropes course or as uncommon as several weeks trekking in the backcountry.’
    • ‘I should point out, too, that the majority of nights we hikers spend in the backcountry are mild.’
    • ‘So we will see some inevitable growth, but the backcountry won't be overrun.’
    • ‘In British Columbia, the popularity of the backcountry has helped turn guided skiing into big business.’
    • ‘Most people recognize the Blue Ridge as the defining feature of the backcountry of Virginia and the Carolinas.’
    • ‘The easiest and least expensive way into the backcountry is on snowshoes.’
    • ‘Canyonlands National Park saves most of its highlights for the backcountry enthusiast.’
    • ‘His style is to use horses to get deep into wilderness, then set up camp and hike farther into the backcountry, hunting on foot.’
    countryside, green belt, great outdoors
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