Tag Archive: Backpacking

Apr 21 2010

Myakka State Park, FL

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Friday – Saturday 4/2/10 Trip: 16.0 miles (plus another 3 mile road hike back to car) Elevation: 128ft (max) 42ft (min) ~210ft (total accent) Time: ~8 hours total hiking Temperature: 85 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear, no precipitation, low humidity Pack Weight: ~24lbs (overnight load) Summary: Myakka State Park is pretty typical for a …

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Jul 21 2009

Little River Trail


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Sunday 7/19/09 Trip: 6.36 miles Elevation: 3003ft (max) 1975ft (min) ~1194ft (total accent) Time: 3h 15m Temperature: 75 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear, no precipitation, low humidity Pack Weight: ~31lbs (Madeline in her carry pack) Summary: The Little River Trail is just one of about 40 or so easy, single day hiking trails located …

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Sep 22 2008

Len Foote Hike Inn (Day 2)


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Saturday 9/20/08 Trip: 5.2 miles Elevation: 3400ft (max) 2890ft (min) ~800ft (total accent) Time: 3h 15m Temperature: 80 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear, no precipitation, low humidity Pack Weight: ~30lbs (overnight lodge hike) Pics Summary: After our stay at The Len Foote Hike Inn Friday night, we decided as a group to avoid a …

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Sep 22 2008

Len Foote Hike Inn (Day 1)


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1868 Friday 9/19/08 Trip: ~5 miles Elevation: 3050ft (max) 2990ft (min) ~750ft (total accent) Time: 3h 20m Temperature: 80 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear skies, no precipitation, low humidity Pack Weight: ~30lbs (overnight lodge hike) Summary: The Len Foote Hike Inn is only accessible via a 5 mile hike up Springer Mountain. After checking …

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Jun 20 2008

The Pulse


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I came across [The Pulse] while browsing [the Backpacker Magazine web site]. It’s a good read and I highly recommend it for people who spend time outdoors on a regular basis. Steve Howe is their Rocky Mountain Editor and has a life-time of experience with alpine climbing and hiking. He reports and comments on Search …

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Jun 04 2008

Georgia AT Trail Day 4 (Slaughter Creek – Tesnatee Gap)


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Wednesday 6/4/08 Trip: 10.1 miles Elevation: 4485ft (max) 3175ft (min) 2051ft (total accent) Time: 6h 16m (moving) 4h 46m (stopped) Moving Avg: 1.6 mph Temperature: 80 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear, no precipitation Pack Weight: ~33lbs (2L water, 4 days food) Summary: Blood Mountain was definitely one of the coolest parts of the whole …

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