lost coast tent view backpacking
This is why you backpack. My view at the Lost Coast.

Chad over at Anthrophisique is a fellow Evernote Ambassador and online fitness coach. I just published a post over on his site with advice about making the leap from day hiker to backpacker. You know me – I could have rambled on for hours about this topic, but I tried to nail the most important things to think about when considering a first backpacking trip. Take a look and let me know what I missed and what tips would have helped you on your first trip!

In addition to that post, I’ve been busy with planning a bunch of upcoming trips. Naturally this includes my summer Sierra outings which should take me up a couple of new 14ers this year. The spring doesn’t look too shabby either, with some kayak camping, thoughts of Shasta in the works, crawling around caves, and some peak bagging weekends to get those legs ready for the big ones. Trip planning is always a fun experience for me so I am really enjoying the hours with my nose buried in maps. I’m getting a lot more use out of Hillmap lately, and hope that it can soon replace my old NG Topo! entirely.

P.S. Don’t forget the sticker giveaway!

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