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Ron W.


Co-organizer and general trail head


Palo Alto, CA

Member since:

July 18, 2012

Please briefly list your overnight backpacking trips, if any.

Former geologist, current nature photographer. Have been backpacking all over the west for 50 years. Once spend a year going around the world with only the backpack.

Do you own the major pieces of backpacking gear needed for a trip?

Everything. Actually, multiple everything: tents in different sizes, sleeping bags in different weights, stove and cooking gear for solo or for an army, an entire Gore-tex wardrobe, etc., etc.

If you are female, are you comfortable backpacking (seperate tents) with men?


Many group trips start as early as Thursday or Friday morning. Would you be able to join one of those trips from time to time? If not, feel free to organize trips to suit your schedule.

Even more flexible than that.


Long-time backpacker and nature photographer. Have been hiking all over California and other western states for decades.

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