Ed

Location:

Apache Junction, AZ

Member since:

July 1, 2011

The pack I usually carry is a (brand/model)?

I've had a Gregory Palisade for 9+ years and it'll probably last another 2 years. Just got a beast Gregory (Wind River) back of about the same year of manufacture (don't make them like they used to) for long hauls for a rock bottom price on ebay.

I enjoy backpacking because?

Getting away from people, I'm anti-social to some extent but when I'm around other BP'ers you better bring duct tape! Remember silence is golden but duct tape is silver. I love the physical challenge as well as the mental challenge of hauling a heavy pack while smelling and hearing the pines rustling in the wind or feeling the burning desert heat.

I consider myself a (beginner, intermediate or advanced) backpacker?

Advanced.

My favorite place to backpack & hike in NM is?

Unfortunately the only BP'ing I've done in your beautiful state has been in the Gila. I've done about 3 solo trips and 6 or 7 others with people.

My favorite piece of gear is?

No answer yet

Introduction

Hi, my name is Ed. I live on the outskirts of the Superstition Wilderness east of Phoenix. I'm an advid BP'er with many miles under my belt throughout the SW. I'm about 5-6 hours from Albuerquerque, don't be shy your all welcome in AZ!


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