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Joe S.

Hotpockets

Location:

Stafford, VA

Member since:

August 12, 2011

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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?

I am a very experienced backpacker; Tahoe Rim trail, PCT section hiker, AT section hiker, Susquehanna River Trail, Lake Placid Trail...multi-day, Multi-week trips.

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.?

yes, Winter mountaineering and backpacking.

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

Just finished a 7 day 87.3 mile section hike of the AT; Spivy Gap to Dennis Cove.

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

14 days; Tahoe Rim Trail, Lake Tahoe, NV...dirty...dirty...dirty...!!!

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?

Yup...!

Introduction

I am a half-crazed ex-road cycling racing junkie who has taken one too many falls across the pavement. Backpacking, road cycling and flyfishing are my passions. Backpacking is a great way to "un-plug" and take a break.


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