Doug

Veteran Member ('15)

Location:

Bowie, MD
Hometown: Bowie

Member since:

October 14, 2009

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

Been backpacking for awhile now, though haven't done a lot over the last couple of years. Longest mileage day was 30 miles on the STS. Coldest was probably -15 or so with wind chill in Michigan's Upper Peninsula last winter.

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

Hmmmm. Don't really remember, it's been that long, not counting the GGGs in California (and, really, they don't count). Might have been the Michigan UP trip with a good friend. Great weather the first day, very windy and snowed all day on us the second, pretty nice the third. It went great!

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!)

Elemental Horizons Kalais pack, EE Enigma quilt(s), and either a Warbonnet Blackbird hammock when there's trees, and getting ready to pull the trigger on a Tarptent Protrail for ground dwelling.

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

Been in the group for a long time, I believe Evan invited me but don't completely remember. I'm old, I don't remember a lot of things.

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

See above.

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