Looking for anyone interested in a week long 60 to 80 mile Backpacking trip(s) June and or late summer preferably early August anywhere in the US really.
Physically fit. Terrain dictates miles per day ,but am in this range of 12 to 18 a day. Very Experienced with military background. Anyone interested please let me know. Trying to network to expand my options and prefer not to hike alone. I'm also excellent at and enjoy planning trips as well. So if a week long Backpacking Adventure sounds like you please hit me up and happy to plan a great trip collectively! I recently joined some folks on a smaller hike in the Cumberland Plateau last fall in northeast Central Tennessee - Big South Fork - I planned several options for them, had several video chats prior to the hike, provided water proof maps 1:24 scale Topos, Lead and Navigated the trip for them, they had a great time. They provided me with an excellent review of their experience and would be happy to share that post with anyone along with my credentials.
I'm looking for someone to do a week off-trail in the Cascades this year. I've got a Three Sisters loop (South over Green lakes and back up through the saddle and back. Varied terrain from Burnt/new forest, volcanic, alpine lakes/tarns, to lush marsh deep forest. I want to do again this summer (been about 8 years since the last time I did it) and an old favorite off-trail in the Salmon Huckleberry visiting a few favorite spots along the way (Scree climbing, old growth forest, creek/river walking, brush fighting, wall climbing/sliding, small lake on the side of a ridge, and epic butte views - requires some extreme terrain scrambling/navigation in thick brush/undergrowth. It's more of hours than miles (5-10 depending on the day/terrain) on these treks, but they are intense for sure and you'll feel exhausted/accomplished each day. Both "treks" would be 5-7 days. June might work for the Salmon Huckleberry depending on snowfall for the rest of the year. August would be best for the South Sister loop. I'm not a "trail" hiker, but there is a 10-12 mile section on the back of the South Sister loop on one of the days if I recall. We ended up having to take it to make up some time. Being physically fit definitely helps, but a great attitude and smile is more important on my hikes as sometimes, sections can feel overwhelming until you overcome them. I can post pics if this is something you might consider.
Hey Tigger, thanks very much for reaching out. Greatly appreciate the offer. I've been out to the cascades several times and live in Northeast Ohio, awesome area, also been to the Olympics as well!. I'm more of an on trail person, but again thanks for connecting, always possible someone else will read this thread and connect with you. thank you
Post by absarokanaut on Apr 1, 2022 7:39:40 GMT -8
Hike256 it would be a great idea to post at backcountrypost.com as well. I know invitations have gone out for all kinds of stuff here in the GYE and lots of great folks looking for company too. I'm hoping to drop a lot of weight and actually backpack again in August but what you're thinking will not be in my wheelhouse. IF you do come here and I'm around I'll help you out if I can. Wherever you go and whatever you do may the trail rise to meet your feet and never your forehead.
thanks very much for the tip, I do believe I'm covered for 2022, Hopefully be joining catdaddy in early Oct pending permit securement , also have networked and doing the Quehanna 73 mi loop in Mid May with someone in West Central PA then another trip planned out in Washington State in the Cascades for a week. Glad I was able to connect with some folks and will continue networking. This has been an excellent resource for many things Backpacking. thanks everyone.