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 Post subject: Any Backpackers Here?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:09 am 
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Anyone else here a backpacker? I live in the Seattle area and try to get out every week for a day hike. I currently work 6 day weeks so I haven't been able to put the tent to much use. Planning a 2 week trip to Denali next year with my brother. Anyone in the PNW interested in meeting up?

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I enjoy 1-2 day backpacking trips... not much time to stay out much longer than that. Also most of the midwestern states don't allow for backcountry camping - you're allowed in designated camp sites only. Makes it difficult to plan multi-day trips.

Your Denali trip sounds like a great time!

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I used to live in Upstate New York and New England and did a lot of hiking in the Adirondacks and on the Northern end of the AT. I haven't hiked too much of the PCT since I moved out here. I have a dream of one day thru-hiking the AT, or at least doing each section one at a time.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:23 am 
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Anyone else here a backpacker? I live in the Seattle area and try to get out every week for a day hike. I currently work 6 day weeks so I haven't been able to put the tent to much use. Planning a 2 week trip to Denali next year with my brother. Anyone in the PNW interested in meeting up?



I live in Issaquah. Ive been on 61 hikes so far this year. My last hike was to Rainy lake up the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie. I get out all over the state. Drop me a line if you want to get out sometime.

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Love me a multi day hike, EC here so... wait for me to move out to your beautiful state!

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 Post subject: Re: Any Backpackers Here?
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Currently, I live in Lacey with my wife. We would love to get out more often however I am stuck in Ass-crack-istan.

:CAMPING: look forward to having fun this summer.

For now, Hurricane Ridge, and areas in Cle-Elum, Clearwater Wilderness, some great areas...

For further information look to the two links below:

Lots of good trails here:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:23 pm 
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I take it you guys in WA have been out here?

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 Post subject: Re: Any Backpackers Here?
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I do backpacking, mostly either day trips (or my Boundary Waters that is portaging/ backpacking).

A favorite trail of mine that goes through Wisconsin is the North Country Trail.

Also, there are various places that you can go for multi-day trips in the Midwest including the Superior Hiking Trail, the Gunflint Trail, and pretty much most of the Porcupine Mountains/ Picture Rocks parks. They have some dedicated camping spots, but also what they call "backpacking" sites, which essentially places they'd like to have you camp, but there are guidelines for "backcountry" backpacking that dictates various rules for camping in general backcountry areas without a dedicated site.

Wisconsin, MN, and the UP of Michigan all have a quite a bit of area in the northern parts that are nice backpacking places.

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