Last year, Betty and I decided we wanted to give real backpacking a try. We have a couple of friends who are pretty “hardcore” doing multiple day backpacking trips that cover many miles each day, so we thought it would be a good idea to go with them.
First, it was a good idea… but damn when we were there, it sure seemed not so good! lol Second, we chose a route that wasn’t too tough, but it was all up on day 1 and all down on day 2.
The first night, we glamped and sure it was easy :).
The second day, we set up camp with quite a change of scenery at the top of Young Lakes.
Dave brought his fly fishing gear and was able to actually catch a little guy!
Amazing views at 10K+ ft up!
What you guys didn’t see was the ~30lb pack of gear and me huffing and puffing (and taking breaks) while hiking up!
And finally a fun time-lapse of the area we were camping at…
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Looks like quite the experience!!
I’m sure the scenery was well worth the hike though!
If you’re ever in Australia – I recommend going to Tasmania.
I recently went there and hiked up a few mountains and was rewarded with some absolutely stunning views!