Washington, DCUSA 20301
April 2, 2010
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Backpacking since 2005, lightweight backpacker since 2010. I've just crossed the 1000 trail mile threshold since joining this group, and am hoping to continue tackling long trails now that I've successfully completed the Kungsleden! My coldest night was six degrees in the Massanuttens, but the worst night was being on Three Ridges in 20 degree weather with my 40 degree bag.
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I'm currently using a Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo tent, and have a GoLite 40 degree quilt and a WM 15 degree bag for sleeping. The ULA Catalyst is my primary pack these days, although the GoLite Jam pack was what got me started down the UL path!
I joined because I wanted to find other backpackers in the area to hike with. But it wasn't until doing a few trips with this group that I realized how much more I enjoyed lightweight and long-distance hiking than the style of backpacking I did in college!
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This group will challenge your conception of what backpacking is, and push you in ways you're not always prepared for. Great for people looking to go beyond the casual weekend outing!
Hey Mike thanks for the greeting! I'm not quite a native Michigander, but I've lived in Detroit for the past year... Job is transferring me to DC.
another rock to get a pic on I see. The BBQ place wasn't....guess he left when he heard you weren't coming
You really ottaa consider doing Strickler again. I bet it's a breeze 2nd time around!!
Glad you came on a hike with us today Mike...you're definitely HCH-Certified! :) Make time during your busy fall to come again!