Im going out onna 4 day with my daughter this week end.
I have taken her on long day hikes and camping but never onna full on backpacking trip.
She started out asking me about my hike in 2000 on the AT and this trail has had held a big spot in our lives.
As we talked she said she wanted to hike it this summer while she was out on break.
well we got her geared out and I gave her my old kelty ext-frame and hit the scales, full water and 4 days of food and gear (tent. stove,sleepingbag and sutch) got her to 32lbs.
Not to bad seeings how I had it to 48 most of my hike.
I have dropped my tent and will be using the Claytor JH.
so far Ive cut 5 to 6 lbs from 48/49 down to 43 this is good for me.
I never could do the ultra lite thing. (not a bad thing for those who do, Rock on my feather footed friends!
Just thought Id get this all down to start with and up date with the Battle count when we get back.
(insight note: man I hope she does ok, Id hate to have to lug my pack her pack and her for 4 days)