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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-oh View Post
    one thing you did not say, how experienced are you at camping and hiking in general. Are you an avid hiker and can knock out a 20 miler no problem or is hitting the trail still fairly new?

    My suggestion is if you are to do this solo as a 1st timer (which I would not recommend) then make sure you tail has a few bail out points if you cannot make the milage or something happens. As you gain experience and skill then further afield is no issue.

    If lacking others to follow your passion is the issue try Meetup.com there is a backpacking group near you doing weekly trips.
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    I did I said this would be my first backpacking experience I car camp alot and hunt

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    I'm rather new at walking away from the car also and one thing I did was to find general topographical maps of the area you are going and learn to use them with a reliable compass.

    Learning to use them is a skill set all on it's own but not very difficult if you are motivated to do it.

    Also, when you get in the trail head area look for free gas station maps and literature. they are a real good source for local trail information.

    Start small and keep your pack light, you will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baddog3290 View Post
    I did I said this would be my first backpacking experience I car camp alot and hunt
    Sounds like you know what you need then, have fun on you trip.

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    Grand Canyon would be great place to start. Good luck
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    Planing a trip

    No one has mentioned Caltopo?: https://caltopo.com/map.html#
    Great tool to download maps, waypoints and tracks as GPS file into Garmin device or GPS apps like Gaia onto your smartphone.

    Lots of great how to but here’s one to get you started

    https://sectionhiker.com/caltopo-a-g...ol-for-hikers/

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    Where is your target destination? We already started family campaign. Let see what happen next. Thanks!

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