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Cory Whitesell (Coryw) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me I've been into backpacking since 2007. In that time, I've introduced my son (age 9 in 2010) to backpacking and we do most of our trips together. Most of our trips are within a few hours of Indianapolis, but I also have begun to section hike on the AT for a week every summer.

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Another option
Shades SP near Crawfordsville, IN would work. They have a backpacking campground and a scout campground both- so you could turn it into 2 nights. If you do the loop in neighboring nature preserve (...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backpacking w/in 150 miles of Chicago?
December 10, 5:58pm

Great price
Very nice. Just got the 2XL Lime...thanks for posting.

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Houdini for $ read right.
August 07, 6:11pm

A good bit of the trail is in the state park, so I assume they want you to camp just at the shelter sites. The shelter sites are pretty good, so I'll stay there if we go again. I only saw 1 da...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Good 1-3 night destinations in the Midwest?
January 27, 2:33pm

The highlight is the campsite on a bluff overlooking overlooking the Ohio river. You are several hundred feet above the river My son really enjoyed watching the tugs and barges go by. The site is...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Good 1-3 night destinations in the Midwest?
January 26, 8:10pm

You peaked my interest with the ruins... I've not heard of this yet. Can you share any details?

In Post-Trip Reports » 24: Deam Wilderness (IN)
April 04, 5:35pm

Hoosier NF
Good work training the next generation of hoosier backpackers. The other great trip for kids in Deam Wildnerness is to Patton Cave. Its only a couple miles in from the horse camp and there are ...

In Post-Trip Reports » 24: Deam Wilderness (IN)
April 04, 10:39am

Food Bag Recommendations?
I'm looking for recommendations on what to use for a food bag. Also, how big of a bag do I need for 5-7 days of food? All of my trips are in the midwest and on the AT (nothing in griz count...

In GEAR » Food Bag Recommendations?
March 29, 7:25pm

kid gear
+1 on the Deuter fox backpack. I found it on clearance at REI outlet and it has been a good investment. I had been using a basic daypack for him, but my son found the deuter much easier to carry....

In Gear Swap » Gear for my Young Daughter
February 02, 10:22am

We were camping near Auxier Ridge in the Red River Gorge this fall. We heard several gunshots through the evening from somewhere in the area. Then, well after midnight they set off a large cannon...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bad Behavior
January 24, 6:09pm

Hoosier NF & more on indiana backpacking
We spent a few nights at Hoosier NF - Deam Wilderness this year. Trails are nice and well maintained - but are multi-use trails. We spent most of our time dodging trail fudge left over from the h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Good 1-3 night destinations in the Midwest?
January 16, 7:04am

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