Kim Everhard | Outdoors — Backpacking RSS

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 Backpacking Trip. Hiking and Camping in Southern Ohio

This past weekend we packed up and bundled up, prepared for a chilly two days of backpacking in the woods in southern Ohio. We hiked and camped along Lake Vesuvius in the Wayne National Forest. The trail we hiked mainly was the Vesuvius Backpack Trail but we hiked on the Lakeshore Trail for a short stint at the beginning. It's a beautiful and good beginner spot to backpack with lots of woods, views of the lake and mostly flat trails with some steep hills. On day one Friday night we loaded our nearly 30lb packs into our cars in Wadsworth and headed down to southern Ohio. We drove about 4 hours to Pedro Ohio and arrived at our campsite at...

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