Peter J.

VETERAN MEMBER (WFR) ('15)

Location:

Springfield, VA
Hometown: Springfield, VA

Member since:

June 3, 2012

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

I've done most of my backpacking over the last forty years on the east coast from the Whites and Adirondacks in the north to the southern Appalachians. The longest one day mileage I've done with a pack is around 25 miles. I've been out in sub zero weather in the winter (my favorite season).

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!)

For summer gear I like my MSR Carbon Reflex tent, Marmot "Pounder" sleeping bag (no marmot pounder jokes please), and my Gregory Advent Pro pack.

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

While I'm always interested in lightening my load, I can't say that would be my motivation for joining, I'm really just looking to open up more opportunities to backpack with like minded people.

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

No answer yet

Introduction

I'm not so young as I was once, but I'll try to keep up.


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