Two mile test hike in the neighborhood #sierraclub #backpack

In preparation for an overnight Sierra Club backpacking trip, I took a full pack on a two mile walk in the neighborhood. How cool is it to carry everything you need to live outdoors on your back? The first mile was a loop, because I quickly realized hiking while walking the dog is slow. My…

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Summer road trip to Oregon and prep for backpacking

I have a small Miata so going on a backpacking trip means that I’ll need to strap my backpack to the trunk of my car. It takes time to organize a backpack and a road trip so I’m starting several weeks early – it’s so much fun to plan an adventure outdoors and visit friends.…

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