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Erik V.

Location:

Yorktown, VA

Member since:

October 12, 2016

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 started backpacking in 2011 with my college outdoors club and continued to do weekend backpacking trips for the following five years. I just recently thru hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2016.

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.?

I currently have all the equipment needed to support myself on a backpacking trip.

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

My most recent backpacking trip was to Dolly Sods in West Virginia this past weekend (10/8-10/10).

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

My longest backpacking trip was my AT thru hike which was 2,189.1 miles and took around 123 days.

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?

Although I don't consider myself an expert in the matter, I believe I am proficient in reading a topographic map while using a compass. I do not own a handheld GPS, but I am able to operate one.

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