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Casey Balza
(equals) - F
Looking for backpacking partner, Portland OR on 05/28/2011 20:18:50 MDT Print View

Hey everyone,

I'm looking for a backpacking partner to do some backpacking trips this summer. I've done a lot of previous trips in the "Bull of the Woods Wilderness". I think this is what scared my friends away from backpacking because the trails in this wilderness can be quite difficult....especially with traditional backpacking weight. However I am now down to a 12 pound base weight and dropping as new gear comes my way.

Any takers?

Oh and I usually backpack with my dog Gunner, 1/2 Lab and 1/2 Weimaraner.

Josh Newkirk
(Newkirk) - MLife

Locale: Australia
trips on 05/28/2011 21:11:05 MDT Print View

I am up in Olympia Washington.

Looking at doing a trip somewhere like the 14th to the 18th of August if you would be interested. Not sure where yet.

Casey Balza
(equals) - F
for sure on 05/28/2011 21:15:37 MDT Print View

I am definitely interested when a backpacking trip comes my way. Maybe we can find a spot that is between us? I'm not very familiar with places in Washington.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: for sure on 05/28/2011 22:43:31 MDT Print View

A couple places between Olympia and Portland:

Mount Saint Helens - like Coldwater Peak or Mount Margaret

Goat Rocks - for example the Goat Lake Loop in the field guide

There are a couple people asking the same question at

Edited by retiredjerry on 05/28/2011 22:44:39 MDT.

Josh Newkirk
(Newkirk) - MLife

Locale: Australia
trip on 05/30/2011 12:08:36 MDT Print View


Any idea on how far you want to hike? Like what daily mileage do you typically do?