Paul H.Paul H.

Paul H.

Co-organizer, Gunny, Backpacking Coach

Location

Verona, VA

Joined group

Jan 28, 2012

Introduction

I have been backpacking since being in the Boy Scouts in the 60's. I love to go to new places but getting slower in my old age. Still have many places I need to see.

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?

Internet search

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.?

enough for three people.

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

Getting out more here and to the Sierra's sometime.

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

7 days, Wyoming, Colorado, Grand Canyon etc. etc.

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?

i've never been lost. A might confused for a month or two, but never lost.