Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
Actually, this is probably an excellent hike to "get your feet wet" It's within an hour of the car and there will be plenty of downtime to discuss and experiment with gear, between excusions!

With such a short hike, I'll leave my gram weenie tendancies behind and bring a few "spare parts" and I'm sure others will do the same. These sort hikes just beg for bringing new toys to play with
Yes, and you might literally get your feet wet. I'm a newbie too and don't even a hammock yet. So... what MAD777 said