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Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: 10T 524631m E 5034446m N
Admit it. You've got these pictures too. on 05/22/2011 18:12:09 MDT Print View

Alright, you know y'all are guilty of doing this. Let's see 'em. Here are a few from my collection...

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Edited by ChrisMorgan on 05/22/2011 18:12:48 MDT.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
re on 05/22/2011 18:23:04 MDT Print View

I talked to this guy on Mount Hood. He complained that he forgot his trekking pole:

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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Admit it. You've got these pictures too. on 05/22/2011 18:25:23 MDT Print View

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Edited by kthompson on 05/22/2011 19:17:26 MDT.

te - wa
(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
Re: Re: Admit it. You've got these pictures too. on 05/22/2011 18:58:57 MDT Print View

the worst part of this guy's aresenal.. it was ME who carried it! circa '99

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Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Admit it. You've got these pictures too. on 05/22/2011 19:02:03 MDT Print View

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Edited by greg23 on 05/23/2011 19:42:06 MDT.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
OMG on 05/22/2011 23:47:08 MDT Print View

Coming back from Rae Lakes, these guy's were in front of us, but not for long.

ouch!

Alex H
(abhitt) - MLife

Locale: southern appalachians or desert SW
After and Before on 05/23/2011 04:34:17 MDT Print View

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Edited by abhitt on 05/23/2011 07:07:13 MDT.

Andy Duncan
(bluewater) - M

Locale: SoCal
Re: Admit it. You've got these pictures too. on 05/23/2011 13:20:08 MDT Print View

I was on an overnight trip with a group last weekend. I've been trying to get my brother (on the left) to get a GG Gorilla, but he just got a "70-10" liter pack, it has a 70 liter main pack AND a 10 liter day pack straped on the back. I just brought a Zpacks Zero. Thanx BPL.

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M W
(rcmike) - MLife

Locale: California
Nature abhors a vacuum on 05/23/2011 14:05:01 MDT Print View

Nature abhors a vacuum...

...and gear loves a spacious pack. The more space you have, the more gear you will take.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Admit it. You've got these pictures too. on 05/23/2011 16:54:40 MDT Print View

Wow.
Now I know who the creepy guys hiding in the bushes with tiny packs and cameras are.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Admit it. You've got these pictures too. on 05/23/2011 17:46:13 MDT Print View

And here is mine....... I actually had to place it on a picknick bench in front of the ranger station to get the pack on................wow



Starting The Rae Lakes Loop circa 1999

Edited by kennyhel77 on 05/23/2011 17:48:56 MDT.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
Re: Admit it. You've got these pictures too on 05/23/2011 22:11:30 MDT Print View

Nice Ken, that just made my day, I needed that.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Admit it. You've got these pictures too on 05/24/2011 07:40:43 MDT Print View

Jack, I am glad that my pain and suffering on that trip made your day. I chuckle everytime I see that pic

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
Re: Re: Admit it. You've got these pictures too on 05/24/2011 08:05:13 MDT Print View

At least your bandana matches your pack.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
CT on 05/24/2011 08:30:19 MDT Print View

Some poor guy trudging on the Colorado Trail, as we passed him.

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Edited by DaveT on 05/24/2011 08:30:51 MDT.

Ginger Allman
(gindavall) - F

Locale: Ozarks
My goodness! on 05/24/2011 09:55:03 MDT Print View

My goodness, what in the heck are they carrying in these things?

Just curious...what percentage of the people you see on the trail are like this? We rarely see others so I have no idea what they do. Sadly, the few we've seen have been like this (worse, actually) but then we're in the Ozarks so all bets are off.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: My goodness! on 05/24/2011 10:35:16 MDT Print View

"My goodness, what in the heck are they carrying in these things"?

FWIW my original pack weighed 4 pounds 13 ounces empty. My seeping bag at that time weighed 3 pounds 4 ounces. My tent weighed between 3.5 and 4 pounds.

Added together I was very near 12 pounds just for the big three! I was prepared for anything. I had two changes of clothes in addition to the clothes worn. My FAK would have kept an EMT supplied. I was so organized too. Everything was in 2 gallon or smaller ziploc bags. I honestly think I was carrying a pound of ziplocs.

My fully loaded pack weight with consumables at that time was almost 34 pounds. It wasn't a 60+ pounder but it was still a load. ;-)

I'll post some pictures later.

Party On,

Newton

Edited by Newton on 05/24/2011 10:51:27 MDT.

James Landro
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
Re: Admit it. You've got these pictures too. on 05/24/2011 11:42:00 MDT Print View

I did an overnight at lena lake (olympic peninsula) last friday night and was so ashamed of my packweight (granted i did have a packraft and some hard cider packed)

Then on my way out I saw about 50 people (lots of boyscout troops and others) hiking up with GINORMOUS packs. easily 50 pounders with garbage bags hanging off and carrying stuff by hand.

Then i didn't feel so bad.

Great thread!

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Re: My goodness! on 05/24/2011 21:07:39 MDT Print View

Here are the pictures to go with my post from above.

In the picture below is my traditional panel loading external frame pack. That is my 3+ lbs sleeping bag inside of its compression style nylon stuff sack in the next chair.

Old pack and sleeping bag

The next picture shows my old blue A frame style "pup" tent.

Pup tent

These days I use a MYOG 1 pound pack, a 14 ounce tarp, an 8.5 ounce bivy and a MYOG 14 ounce top quilt. My total for all of these items is now 3.3 pounds or the weight of my old sleeping bag alone. ;-)

Party On,

Newton

James Marco
(jamesdmarco) - MLife

Locale: Finger Lakes
Re: Re: Re: My goodness! on 05/25/2011 03:06:18 MDT Print View

Newton, Yeah I had one of those tents. I also had a UL version (all nylon) that did well for hiking. Back in the latter 60's I would often head out with 50lb+ and think nothing of it. I had it down to about 35lb including food and water by the 80s. After joining yahoo's list I got even lighter and it is rare that I carry more than 20lb, including food and water. For a while I went super light with my base pack at about 4#10. Then I added stuff back. SUL was nice but a lot of hastle setting up the gear, replacing damaged items, etc. I added stuff back and typically carry between 9 and 11# of base pack. I still look for the old yellow pup tent. I had that for 11 years...