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