Al

Member

Location:

Arlington, VA

Member since:

February 21, 2012

Describe your backpacking experience and background, please include longest mileage in a day (with pack) and coldest nights out.

Longest hike was the entire AT right after college; greatest mileage would have been high 20+ miles then, but I'm more likely to be at 15 miles today. I've done shorter hikes in Yosemite, Colorado and the French Alps. Coldest temperatures, probably 20 degrees or so.

Describe your most recent outdoor adventure. When was it? How did you set it up? Did the weather cooperate? How did it go?

No answer yet

The Big Three: what specific gear (not just brands) do you use for your three-season shelter system, sleep system, and backpack? (It's okay if it isn't ultralight!)

Depends, most likely would use REI Half Dome tent, REI sleeping bag and Osprey backpack. I don't carry what I'd say is true ultralight gear, but what I have works (less weight is always good though!)

Help us understand your reason for joining DC UL Backpacking, including your goals for lightening your load and quickening your backpacking pace.

Just to enjoy the outdoors! And having others with the same interest will motivate me to get out and hike, camp, etc. more often.

How did you learn about our group? (I'm trying to improve our visibility, so I'm curious.)

No answer yet

Introduction

I enjoy camping and hiking, but most of my friends aren't so in to that stuff, so I'm looking to meet others that are and get outside...especially­ now that spring is just around the corner.


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