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Originally Posted by conspiracy View Post
never done it. that actually sounds fun
It really is! First time I carried about 60 pounds on my back, it was a short hike (5 km) but that was still horrible. After that I learned to take only what you need (and apparently 24 cans of beer isn't what you need for a 3 day hike )

So yeah, I love the hike, but for me it's fun to pack exactly what you might need into the lightest pack you can. It's sort of a race to get the lightest pack. I got some really cool shots last time we were out!

At the start of the trail:

Our camp site 5 km back in the bush:

View from our site:

Having fun at the swimming hole...

Just part of the trail!

About to practise the ancient ritual of poking a fire with a stick...

The best thing about hike-camping is that once you get over the initial cost of entry (packs, supplies, etc. can cost a bit) it's almost free to do. Dunno about the states, but most provincial parks charge about $10 a night for backcountry camp sites, and your food is the only other consumable. You can easily spend 4 days in the woods for under $100 for two people.

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