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  Backpacking (wilderness) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A backpacking trip must include at least one overnight stay in the wilderness (otherwise it is a day hike).
The gear includes the backpacks themselves, as well as ordinary camping equipment modified to reduce the weight, by either reducing the size, reducing the durability, or using lighter materials such as special plastics, alloys of aluminium, and titanium, or making them consumable such as sleeping bags made of processed paper which can be burned.
Ultralight backpacking is a form of backpacking focussed on minimizing the weight of the gear carried.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Backpacking_(wilderness)   (1949 words)

Wildernesses are to be "retained in their primeval character...
The Mt. Skokomish Wilderness is located in the southeast portion of the Olympic National Forest, north of Lake Cushman in Mason County.
This 2,349 acre Wilderness is one of the smallest wildernesses in the Western United States.
www.fs.fed.us /r6/olympic/recreation-nu/wilderness_1.shtml   (1501 words)

 thebackpacker.com - wilderness backpacking and hiking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
backpacks, boots, tents, sleeping bags, food, rain gear, water filters, trail ettiquitte, mole skin or goretex.
Backpacking isn't a true sport in the common use of the word.
Backpacking is a recreation, a time to get into the wilderness and absorb.
www.thebackpacker.com   (768 words)

 Alaska Backpacking & Adventure Tours - Wrangell St. Elias National Park
Our backpacking adventure tours explore tundra and glaciers in very remote regions, some having never before been visited, where the land is young, the mountains still grumbling upwards, the volcanos still smoldering, the glaciers alive sculpting the rock faces and alpine valleys.
As we backpack into the alpine country, a day trip follows each day of moving camp, allowing for the exploration of the high tundra valleys and remote canyons alongside the trail.
No backpacking experience is necessary to enjoy this base camp adventure, and since the airstrip we fly into is at low elevation, this trekking region is open from early June through September.
www.steliasguides.com /alaska_backpacking_trekking.htm   (1906 words)

 The wilderness backpacking guide
Wilderness backpacking is simply exploring wild country on foot, carrying all essential items in a backpack.
Wilderness trips on foot is the most basic way to wilderness adventure and an excellent opportunity to increase your wilderness awareness.
My many backpacking wilderness trips during the last 30 years has given me many unforgettable moment and, lucky me, still there are many more fantastic places to visit and spectacular views to be seen.
www.wilderness-backpacking.com   (331 words)

 Wilderness backpacking - Wikitravel
Wilderness Backpacking is form of self-reliant travel that affords opportunities to see sights available no other way.
Carrying everything you'll need to survive for several days in the wilderness isn't everyone's idea of a "vacation", but if if you don't mind putting some physical effort into your travel time, it's an ideal way to truly "get away from it all", and hopefully see some spectacular (or even simply pleasant) scenery.
Backpacking is the very kind of lifestyle that led homo sapiens to develop a fondness for that kind of food.
wikitravel.org /en/Wilderness_backpacking   (2922 words)

 Wilderness Camping at Mount Rainier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
May and June hikers and backpackers often encounter hazardous snow bridges over streams, steep snow-covered slopes where ice axes are advised, fallen trees across trails, washed-out bridges, and long stretches of snow-covered trail where route finding will be difficult.
Unless you are specifically intending to hike, climb, or camp in the snow, plan your trip for that part of the year when trails are free, or mostly free, of snow and when such trails are visible and can be followed.
Crosscountry Camping: Backpackers may choose to venture into rough trailless areas, far away from maintained trails, and choose their own location to camp, using "leave no trace" camping ethics and camping where there are no improved campsites out of sight and sound of other parties.
www.nps.gov /mora/recreation/wildcamp.htm   (823 words)

 Backpacking vacations | wilderness backpacking | low impact camping | backpacking equipment |
Backpacking trips are the most basic and exciting way to wilderness adventure.
Backpacking is simply exploring beautiful wild country on foot, self-sufficient, hiking with all essential items in a modern comfortable backpack.
Backpack Alaska: Most years we offer one unique backpack trip to the big wilds of Alaska.
www.bigwildadventures.com /backpacking_adventures.html   (1372 words)

 Montana Alpine Backpacking
By focusing on a progression from wilderness skills to team to leadership skills and exploring issues like environmental stewardship, compassion and group living, you will see things you couldn’t see before.
The gorgeous northern Rockies are a spectacular backdrop for an alpine backpacking expedition.
Backpacking peak attempts generally can be reached on foot without ropes or other gear.
www.outwardboundwilderness.org /course/montana_alpine_backpacking_74.html   (771 words)

 Colorado wilderness backpacking, Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, youth group activities, family and individuals, camping, ...
Combining excitement and outrageous Colorado scenery with our incredibly talented, well-trained and passionate staff, our Colorado wilderness backpacking trips are the perfect option for individuals, families, scout trips or youth group activities.
Wilderness backpacking can also be coupled with white water rafting, rock climbing, or fishing trips to round out the adventure.
Allowing the most flexibility in terms of trip itineraries, distances, and programming options, these five, six and seven day wilderness backpacking trips can be arranged to cover varied distances, from 15 to 25 miles, depending on the desire and ability of the group.
www.noahsark.com /back.multi.cfm   (770 words)

 Bibliography: Philosophical Books on Backpacking/Wilderness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Numerous listings of the desert flora and fauna he encounters are included, and comparisons between the creatures of the desert and Man abound, with the former being praised and the latter being disparaged, both with good cause.
As always, humanity is the aggressor and nature the victim as he delineates the rape of the land and the ultimate lure of the mountains and desert.
Wilderness, mountains, flora, wildlife, and especially bears are treated reverentially.
hometown.aol.com /cmorhiker/backpack/BiblioPhiloso.html   (913 words)

 Backpacking  and Self-Renewal in RGS Country
Hiking into the wilderness means getting away from everyday life as we have come to know it, and getting back to a more primitive way of experiencing nature.
Backpacking is nothing more than a longer, more intense hike into the wilderness.
Backpacking is more than just hiking and looking around.
members.cox.net /sn3nut/backpacking.htm   (1106 words)

 Bob Smith's Wilderness House - Backpacking Tents
Whether you prefer light and fast or sturdy and roomy, these tents are sure to satisfy whatever your specific needs may be.
A Mountain Hardwear classic, the Light Wedge 2 is the quintessential three-season backpacking tent.
Backpacker Magazine gave it their prestigious Editors' Choice Gold Award in 2001, calling it "perhaps the best backpacking tent ever built."
www.wildernesshouseboston.com /backpack/tents/backpack.html   (512 words)

 Yosemite National Park backpacking hiking wilderness camping
Within the green shaded areas, backpackers are required to store food items, items carrying food scents, and toiletries in bear canisters.
Most people who venture into the wilderness are cognizant of their actions, but a surprising number of idiots would destroy it all if they did not have strict controls over allowable conduct.
I have been backpacking for 21 years in Yosemite and neighboring regions, and it was only last year I got caught in enough rain to materially affect my trip.
www.yosemitefun.com /backpacking.htm   (2062 words)

 Backpacking Trips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The trail: it is the way to and through the wilderness, the way to and through discovery, but it won't be easy.
Outward Bound backpacking courses offer you the opportunity to seek your summit, and once you get to the top you'll be able to see farther and wider than you ever have before.
Backpacking will enhance your endurance as an individual and enrich your ability to work as a member of a team, as you and your group tackle miles of wilderness terrain every day.
www.obwilderness.org /activity/backpacking.html?WESTREDIRECT   (465 words)

 Backpacking Trips and Adventures
Backpacking is one of the best and most simple ways to enjoy the wilderness.
Our backpacking trips and adventures will take you deep into wilderness areas like Joshua Tree and the Sierra Nevadas in California, as well as the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, to the stark beauty of Montana and Minnesota, and to the tree blanketed forests of New England or Washington state.
Whether you are 14 or 44, we have a backpacking adventure for you.
www.backpackingtrips.org   (182 words)

 Escalante Region Utah Backpacking
Backpacking in the Escalante region is a backcountry experience unsurpassed in the West if not in the world.
From backpacking base camps we are safe, warm and free to explore the deepest secrets of remote, pristine and beautiful environments.
We also guide the seasoned backpacker whose only need is to be shown the hidden secrets of these vast wilderness playgrounds.
www.excursionsofescalante.com /html/backpacking.html   (245 words)

 Adventure Links
Alaska Wilderness Journeys - small group rafting, hiking and glacier trekking adventures and outdoor-based educational workshops from the Brooks Range to Denali and Wrangell St. Elias National Parks.
Wilderness Backpacking Adventures - backpacking and hiking guide service in Washington State.
Wilderness Trail, Inc. - a backpacking and wilderness ministry for youth and adults.
www.wildernesshiker.com /links.htm   (2488 words)

 A Walk In The Woods
Wilderness backpacking is the most rewarding way to experience a bit of real America.
Backpacking is suited to anybody who is healthy, reasonably fit, and open to the hands on experience of learning a new hobby.
We'll take the worry out of venturing into the unknown, whether you are alone or with your family and friends, learn all the steps needed to become a proficient backpacker, from what to pack and how, which gear is best for you and how to use it, the do's and don'ts of a successful trip.
www.awalkinthewoods.com /pages/wd_backpacking.htm   (1317 words)

 Taste of Wilderness Tours: Backpacking Trips
A great introduction to lightweight backpacking and high country travel.
Willmore Wilderness is sometimes called "Walking-in-the-Sky country" and this unique circuit tour is a great example of why it is such a fitting name.
To get the most out of it you must be comfortable with long days (up to 8 hrs) carrying a heavy pack (20-30kg / 45-65lb) on a sustained basis.
www.tasteofwilderness.ab.ca /tdeamer/tripdesc_backpacking.html   (320 words)

A backpacking vacation is the best kind - You become so absorbed in beautiful scenery, staying safe and warm, and well fed, and wondering what may come wandering by at night, that your normal life seems like from another world.
According to the Colorado Mountain Club, when travelling in the backcountry "the most important thing to take on a mountain adventure is your brain — good decision-making skills, the ability to adapt to changing, even life-threatening, situations, and to make the most of the equipment and resources that you have with...
As the days start to lengthen a backpacker's thoughts turn to the great trips of the best, and what adventures, beauty, and mystery might be encountered in the wilderness this season
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/backpacking   (340 words)

 How to read a map and a compass
To keep you safe in the wilderness you need to be able to determine your position in the terrain and find your way to your objective.
Most wilderness orientation, navigation, and routefinding is done by simply looking at your surroundings and comparing them with your backpacking map.
Your next wilderness trip will be more safe and give you even more enjoyment if you have some basic knowledge about wilderness navigation.
www.wilderness-backpacking.com /how-to-read-a-map.html   (303 words)

 Wilderness Outings | Ultralight Backpacking
For many experienced backpackers, crafting their backpacking systems to minimize weight and bulk translates into greater enjoyment of the outdoors.
Wilderness Outings will also provide you with suggested substitutions that you can often find around your home at very little expense.
Wilderness Outings is proud to have Glen as the Program Manager for our Ultralight Backpacking courses, Glen’s company, Gossamer Gear, is well known for their highly innovative and lightweight backpacking gear.
www.wildernessoutings.com /3course/ultralightbackpacking.html   (244 words)

 Amazon.com: Backpacking California (Backpacking): Books: Paul Backhurst   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Although this title is the third in the Wilderness Press Backpacking series covering a state, Backpacking California is immediately recognizable as a different sort of book.
However, if you are going to own just one backpacking guide for your first 5 years of backpacking in CA or are just visiting and want to pick from the best, this is the book to have.
Backpacking California is a "user friendly" compenium of tips from experts gather over thirty years of backpacking experience under one cover, with seventeen authors providing keys to over sixty backpacking routes in California.
www.amazon.com /Backpacking-California-Paul-Backhurst/dp/0899972861   (1362 words)

 Backpacking Destinations - Places - :San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This area is instead high, relatively moist, rolling mountaintops with numerous meadows and large grassy "parks" including San Pedro Park itself.
Trails receiving the heaviest use are the Vacas Trail to San Pedro Park (10.69 miles) and the Palomas Trail (3.63 miles) which joins the Vacas Trail.
Maps: A Wilderness map is available for three dollars from the district rangers.
www.backpacker.com /places/0,2678,574,00.html   (255 words)

 Talk:Backpacking (wilderness) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main disadvantages are that the encumbrance of the backpack itself substantially reduces the hiking pace, so that less ground can be covered in a day, that the backpack is something of a nuisance and a distraction to enjoying the scenery, and that camp chores use up several hours every day.
Some backpackers may avoid the work of having to set up a tent by not bringing one (for my part, I think it can be fun).
'A backpacker packs all of his or her gear into a backpack and hikes to an inspirational location.' Not all backpacking trips are made with an specific location in mind.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Backpacking_(wilderness)   (1818 words)

 Sierra Wilderness Seminars, Backpacking & Survival Courses and Trips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Come join us on this 2 nights and 3 days backpacking and 2 nights in the backcountry for novice backpackers and hikers.
Designed for backpackers who want to extend their skills beyond the long weekend.
Learn about the latest lightweight backpacking gear, identify subalpine wildflowers, and the geology which carved the region.
www.swsmtns.com /backpacking_and_survival/index.html   (557 words)

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