A Prep Hike in 1970!
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On a Prep Hike for a 7 Day AT Hike in 1970
Yes, that's me facing the camera. I was working at a summer camp, trying to get junior high age girls ready for seven days on the AT in the hot summer.
Back then we had to hike in uniform and there were lots of very strict rules about how much weight kids could carry (but no max for adults!) We used the big scales in the camp kitchen; the kind they put slabs of frozen meat on etc. and we would weigh each kid and each pack and redistribute the group gear. Those really skinny girls did us in every time! Thank goodness we still could cook over campfires and heat our water in #10 cans!
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Object Title: A Prep Hike in 1970!