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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Back in the Day on 02/02/2010 11:38:01 MST Print View

My 2ND backpacking trip with my girlfriend soon to be wife. My pack is on the left,a Jansport at 5,500Ci. I brought everything and the kitchen sink too! It was maybe 60+ LBS. Thank goodness for Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine.

Look at our knees and backs- they are buckling under the weight.

Edited by Creachen on 02/02/2010 11:44:12 MST.

David Lutz

Locale: Bay Area
"Back in the Day" on 02/02/2010 12:00:01 MST Print View


Jonathan DeYoung
(jdeyoung81) - F

Locale: New England
Re: "Back in the Day" on 02/02/2010 13:01:37 MST Print View

I know it may not seem like huge heavy packs... but between the two of us we must have been sporting over 110 lbs of gear! I am ashamed to say it... but we had a winter mountaineering tent in the middle of summer that we wanted to try out! Pemi Traverse

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Back in the Day on 02/02/2010 21:15:30 MST Print View

Henry Coe St Park in August 1999 with a 65 pound pack.
What was I thinking?

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Back in the Day on 02/02/2010 22:16:51 MST Print View

too much Off to a bad finish. There is about 35 pounds on each one of us, plus the 65 pound packs.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Back in the Day on 02/03/2010 15:22:56 MST Print View

yeah, but look at that view

Brian Doble
(brian79) - MLife

Locale: New England
Back in the Day on 02/19/2010 15:00:02 MST Print View

2003 AT pack

This is before my first overnight /thru-hike on the AT in 2003: 50+ pack weight. So young and innocent. I cut that down to around 20 by Katahdin, then around 10 after BPL on my next thru in 2008.