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Charlottesville, VA

Member since:

February 15, 2017

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

Have guided many backpacking trips since year 2000, including one nearly every year out west or abroad for 7 to 10 days on trail without resupply. ~80 miles longest mileage, 0 or 5 degrees F. coldest night out.

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

Guided what was supposed to be a snowshoeing adventure, but no snow made it be a hiking adventure on some trails beside the Highland Scenic Highway in WV. Set it up through UVa Outdoors club which I co-founded many years ago and still guide for. Folks found it fun and refreshing.

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!)

Shelter: Typically Tarptent Stratospire 2 (sharing with someone) else I just sleep under my poncho-tarp. Mountain Hardwear 0-degree down sleeping bag, on a Thermarest Neo Air. Mountainsmith backpack 4500 cubic inches which I bought back in 2004.

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

(to help train folks in wilderness first aid) I love backpacking (favorite outdoor adventure) and very much wish I could go many weekends per year; alas everyone wants wilderness first aid courses on weekends so that's just how it is.

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

Referred by Jen A.


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