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Backpacking in Time

 
Backpacking in Time

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Backpacking in Time

Image Type(s): Hiking

 

Page By: silversummit

Created/Edited: May 12, 2011 / May 13, 2011

Object ID: 715491

Hits: 1449 

Page Score: 89.39% - 29 Votes 

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Introduction

I started backpacking in 1963 against my will so to speak when the resident camp I attended outfitted us in wooden frame packs as shown in this album and hiked us off for three days and two nights into the rural western Virginian mountains. It was extremely uncomfortable in the July heat and the pack did not fit my 5'8" frame. But I tried backpacking again and grew to prefer it over any other type of outdoor activity for many years.

Backpacking took me to the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, and the entire AT in the state of New Jersey. I also crossed the beautiful Delaware Water Gap from side to side as you'll see a little bit below. I backpacked on the Loyalsock Trail in PA and so many lovely side trails of the AT I've lost count over the 40+ years.

I carried my pack with me along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, on Isle Royale in Michigan, to Dolly Sods in West Virginia, to the Rockies in Colorado twice, with me on portages on canoe trips in Maine and took it nowhere, for weeks at a time as an adult at Boy Scout summer camp. The longest I lived out of a backpack was for 23 days when I went to Outward Bound in North Carolina in 1980. So I guess this album is my mini-salute to places I've backpacked in times past!

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Afzaltreasure of sweet old memories

Afzal

Voted 10/10

You treasure sweet old memories in this album. Thank you very much Kathy! for creating such beautiful album.
Best regards, Afzal
Posted May 14, 2011 9:18 am

silversummitRe: treasure of sweet old memories

silversummit

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Thank you! I realized as I created this album that I was saying both hello and goodbye to some wonderful memories and places!

Cheers to you also!
Posted May 14, 2011 6:36 pm

myroneThe hits keep coming

myrone

Voted 10/10

Another job well done.........
Posted May 16, 2011 4:25 pm

silversummitRe: The hits keep coming

silversummit

Hasn't voted

Well thank you! I wasn't sure how this album would be received but it seems to have hit a soft spot. Again, thank you!
Posted May 16, 2011 6:45 pm

xpda1973 Hike

xpda

Voted 10/10

I like this album! It reminds me of my 1973 hike down the John Muir trail, 3 weeks, 200+ miles, and one food cache. I haven't put an album on Summitpost yet, but there are some photos here:

http://xpda.com/hike/
Posted Aug 15, 2011 5:39 pm

silversummitRe: 1973 Hike

silversummit

Hasn't voted

I'm glad you enjoyed it! Three weeks and 200 miles - Wow! You just put it on SP just so some others like me can enjoy it!
Posted Aug 16, 2011 9:32 am

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