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Pack Breakdown - What I brought for the Colorado Trail Section Hike

Hello everyone, my name is Kimberlee and I recently got the opportunity to hike 43 miles of the Colorado Trail. It was amazing and challenging and it was a huge accomplishment for me as a beginner backpacker. Though I really feel like I stepped into the intermediate category on this trip. 43 miles and 4,000 feet of elevation is no joke. You can read all about my experience on the trail in this blog post.  I learned a lot on this trip and part of that was how to pack more efficiently and lose weight wherever I could. It would have been best if I knew these things in advance but I did learn the hard way by taking a couple...

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How I Flew With My Pack For the Colorado Trail

This section hike of the Colorado Trail was the first backpacking destination that I chose to fly to instead of drive. So my friends and I did a lot of research to make sure we were packing our things correctly for the plane ride. We had a pretty tight schedule from flying to getting to a shuttle to getting onto the trail so we didn't want any holdups along the way. I'm sharing this with you so that hopefully our research and experience can help you the first time you fly with your pack. I took only two bags with me since the flight we chose didn't come with a carry on. So I just had my checked bag and my personal item which was...

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Lake Vesuvius Southern Ohio - Backpacking take 2

Because of state parks closing and social distancing rules in place we had to cancel our first backpacking trip of the year and change our plans for the second. Our first trip was going to be to Laurel Highlands in Pennsylvania and our second to Grayson Highlands in Virginia. Both of those are getting moved around. That said I am super thankful for the opportunity we had to go somewhere we know and love in our home state of Ohio. The Lake Vesuvius area was really pretty. We went just this past weekend when spring was in full force. Bright green was everywhere, in the leaves of the trees, high up in the sky and the ferns and bushes all...

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