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Fairfax, VA

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March 12, 2012

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

Longest mileage in a day, approx 20mi. Coldest night out, approx 10F.

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

Recently did Grand Canyon rim-to-rim and all went ok... Other than getting stared at by squirrels, nothing unexpected or out of the ordinary happened.

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!)

Qtr Dome 1 tent (~2lbs), multiple sleeping bags starting from 0F temp rating, exped synmat UL9 pad, Osprey Kestrel 48L backpack (not exactly in the UL category, but very durable and works perfectly for me).

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

My main goal here isn't necessarily to go with all-ultralight gear, but to build up strength, physical conditioning, and endurance across multiple outdoor activities (hiking/backpacking, trail running/racing, obstacle course racing), also to get away and get out in the wilderness.

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

One day, a long time ago, I met some wiseman who told me about it. Unfortunately I forgot this wiseman's name.


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