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Carmel, CA
Hometown: San Diego

Member since:

May 16, 2012

Help us to understand the experience level of our members. This will enhance the safety and planning of events. Are you new to backpacking or do you consider yourself an experience backpacker? About how long have you been backpacking?

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Do you currently have all the equipment you need for a backpacking trip? i.e. backpack, boots, sleeping bag, stove, tent, cooking stuff, clothing, etc. etc., etc.?

I can tell you that my worst piece of gear is my pillow. Man I hate that pillow. My fav is my REI tent. Nice and cozy this time of year.

When was the last time you went backpacking? Where did you go? How many nights were you on the trail?

Spend every weekend in the woods with a backpack on. At some point I plan on thru hiking the AT and the PCT. (Getting older so I need to get out of the Navy so I can do it while I am young enough to enjoy it.)

What is the longest backpacking trip you have been on (number of days/nights)? Where?


Do you know how to read a topographic map? Do you own and know how to use a compass? Do you own and know how to use a GPS?

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Hi all, my name is Mark, and I have an addiction to backpacking. I been an active member of the group for a little less than a year. My wife and I try to be on the trail as much as possible. So see you out there.

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