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Mike T.

Event Organizer

Tree Frog


Portsmouth, VA

Member since:

August 17, 2015

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?

Experienced Hiker - I started hiking/backpacking as a kid living in Idaho.. and have enjoyed it my whole life.

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.. i seem to have also accumulated duplicates of most of my gear.. haha

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

I hike a ton.. so I would have to update this ‘where did you hike last’ response every month... But since you asked... Wild Oak Trail George Washington National Forest Love that trail!

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

12 day hike back in the day... North Norway in the Arctic Circle. But.. my typical trip is 3 days/2 nights.

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?

Yes. Maps and compass are part of my hiking life.. they are always on me. My compass is jealous of my GPS.


Hi all. I'm an avid hiker/backpacker. Looks like this group gets out and actually hikes.. go figure! Can't wait to see you on the trail!

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