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Veteran Plus Member (3!) (B~~~) (WFA) ('19)


Silver Spring, MD

Member since:

August 6, 2009

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

I've done multiple long distance trails, and have had multiple 20+ mile days, the longest being 30. Coldest night has been just below -5ºF.

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

No answer yet

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!)

I've got a choice of several lightweight/UL packs; UL tents, tarp or hammock options; down bags and quilts with an air pad appropriate for the conditions. Base weight is low teens - typical full load is upper teens - 20 lbs give or take a few given the conditions.

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

Been backpacking for a long time. DC UL is a great way to get myself out backpacking on new trail with great people.

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

No answer yet


The outdoors is like my second home. I love getting out for the weekend on a backpacking trip.

What Brian is saying about this Meetup Group

Lots of great backpacking trips with a good group of people, from beginning backpackers to people with 1000's of miles under their belts. The focus is on a bit more physically challenging and rewarding trips - trips that are still well within reach of most people if they remove their mental roadblock regarding what they can actually accomplish. Evenings at camp are always a good time too. I can say that I've pretty much been laughing at some point on any trip I've been on. Lot's of experienced people that are willing to share their knowledge - I'm always learning something new.

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