M 45 Miles in 47 Hours: What You Can Do With a Weekend Using Lightweight Backpacking Gear

by Doug Johnson

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Covering forty or more miles in a three-day weekend is not a remarkable feat for the conditioned athlete. Ultrarunners and adventure racers cover forty miles in less time than most folks spend in their weekly commute. And let's face it: most of us are not ultrarunners or adventure racers. Most of us have Monday-Friday jobs and work nine to five. If we're lucky, however, we can steal away an hour early on Fridays and head for the hills. What you are able to accomplish between the time you leave work and the time you arrive back home Sunday night is entirely up to you. Doug Johnson insightfully illustrates that Normal Working Guys can make a lot of tracks in a weekend - with lightweight gear.

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