Silver Spring, MDUSA 20902
August 6, 2009
The outdoors is like my second home. I love getting out for the weekend on a backpacking trip.
I've done multiple long distance trails, and have had multiple 20+ mile days, the longest being 30. Don't think I've pulled any nights below 0 yet, but I've done the single digits and teens. They're way better than the days in the 80's!
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Frameless or lightweight internal frame pack; tarp, hammock, bivy, or tarp tent; down bag with Exped UL air mat. Base weight is low teens - typical full load is around 20 lbs give or take a few given the conditions
Been backpacking for a long time. DC UL is a great way to get myself out backpacking on new trail with great people.
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Lots of great backpacking trips with a good group of people, from beginning backpackers to people with 1000's of miles under their belts. The focus is on a bit more physically challenging and rewarding trips - trips that are still well within reach of most people if they remove their mental roadblock regarding what they can actually accomplish. Evenings at camp are always a good time too. I can say that I've pretty much been laughing at some point on any trip I've been on. Lot's of experienced people that are willing to share their knowledge - I'm always learning something new.
Thanks for the tips on hiking with poles, and of course for driving. Hope to run into you on a future trip or a frosty cold beverage!
Haha I'd be interested to see how you tweak your stove for next time - I hope you bring extra bug spray for your shelter too! See you on another trip soon :)
Great meeting you at Seneca Creek backpacking, and hope you enjoying the swimming hole!
Hey Brian (aka - King of Light Packing). It was great chatting this weekend. Anytime you want to kayak or hike, let me know :)
I enjoyed our hike back up the trail. And thanks for volunteering to sweep up the "tail end." Otherwise I wouldn't have had the opportunity to get to know you!
Hi Brian. Great meeting you this weekend, and walking in to the site with you that first day. Keep up the good spirits!