patricia z.

Assistant Organizer



Washington, DC

Member since:

September 4, 2013

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

Member of a Washington Backpackers and have done 30- mile hikes and winter camping in lower 20 degrees with snow.

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

Circumnavigated Manhattan Island on a kayaking day trip in July -- 32 miles. Registered for the Susquehanna Super Hike this Saturday. Hike with Joffrey Peters, Dave Shook, and Peter Jeffries.

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!)

NEMO Nano single wall tent; Valandre Freija minus 20 sleeping bag; Arcteryx 55 litre backpack.

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

Great trips, increased speed, and agility.

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

Joffrey Peters, Dave Shook, and Peter Jeffries are close friends of mine.


Big time 4-season outdoors person; hiker, backpacker, kayaker.

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