noun, often attributive
back·coun·try | \ˈbak-ˌkən-trē \

Definition of backcountry 

: a remote undeveloped rural area

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Examples of backcountry in a Sentence

he took a month's supplies and headed out to the backcountry

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Event proceeds will benefit the Ramona Senior Center Nutrition Program that provides meals weekdays at the senior center and to several backcountry communities. Maureen Robertson, Ramona Sentinel, "Rib & Chicken Fest to benefit senior nutrition program," 20 June 2018 Add both together and our backcountry is going to be very different in the years to come. Rocky Barker, idahostatesman, "Get used to the smoke. We're on track for more wildfires - and they'll reshape Idaho. | Idaho Statesman," 27 May 2018 Doro suggested hiking to Conundrum Hot Springs, a popular backcountry camping spot near Aspen, and enjoying some easy day hikes. The Atlantic, "Is Social Media Luring Hikers Into 'Death Gully'?," 17 May 2018 In addition, the coastal backcountry is inaccessible late-fall through early-spring due to rough seas. Susan B. Barnes, USA TODAY, "Kenai Fjords National Park: 10 tips to make the most of your visit," 11 Apr. 2018 The group rode across Camp Pendleton’s backcountry and participated in equestrian events on base that often included an old-fashioned barbecue at the ranch house. Linda Mcintosh,, "Antique wagon rebuilt at Camp Pendleton landmark," 15 Mar. 2018 The Sierra Avalanche Center in Truckee issued an avalanche warning for Lake Tahoe backcountry effective until 7 a.m. Saturday. Cathy Locke And Anthony Sorci, sacbee, "Missing Rocklin snowboarder found dead at Squaw Valley, 2 people injured in avalanche," 2 Mar. 2018 With Cory retiring from the military in 2-1/2 years, the couple has already begun searching for a ranch to purchase in Julian or the backcountry. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Nonprofit links veterans to youths who lost military parent," 21 June 2018 Fire safety instructors will also teach fire behavior prediction and how to apply that knowledge to the construction of homes in the backcountry. Karen Pearlman,, "One-day wildfire safety workshop coming to Jamul," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of backcountry

1746, in the meaning defined above

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