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Lightweight Backpacking Adventures September 26 th , 2006 Table of Contents Lightweight Backpacking Adventures ................................................................................. 1 Triple Crown Challenge ............................................................................................... 2 Qualifying Hikes .................................................................................................................. 5 Works Consulted .................................................................................................................. 6
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Triple Crown Challenge Adventure Travel Tours, your premier active adventure vacation planner, is proud to announce three new adventure tours: Lightweight Backpacking Expeditions on the Pacific Coast Trail, Appalachian Trail, and Continental Divide Trail. Beginning in 2004 Adventure Travel Tour Guides will begin leading expeditions to complete each of these long distance hiking undertakings. At over 2000 miles long each, these three trails represent some of the greatest adventures available in the United States 1 ! To guarantee your success on these challenging adventures, Adventure Travel Tours is embarking on several qualifying lightweight backpacking trips. We invite you to join us on these exciting adventures and find out whether the Triple Crown is the quest for you! Tracey Lynne (see Figure 3), our Continental Divide Trail expert, has composed this introduction to lightweight backpacking to whet your appetite for the adventures ahead. Please feel free to contact Tracey at Adventure Travel Tours to learn more about lightweight backpacking and the upcoming hikes! Why Go Lightweight? Any hiker will tell you that cutting weight is of utmost importance when you plan to hike miles in the wilderness with all of your possessions strapped to your back. Accordingly, diehard backpackers use many “tricks of the trade” use to cut weight from their packs. Some cut the handles from their toothbrushes, others trim the margins from their maps, and other hikers have been known to hike 2000 miles on granola and candy bars to avoid the weight of a cook stove and fuel. Yet most hikers don’t flinch when they buy the latest heavyweight hiking boots. Marketers have convinced those who love the outdoors that nature is a dangerous place and we will need the heaviest and most 1 The Pacific Coast Trail is 2,650 miles long. The Appalachian Trail is 2,155 miles long. The Continental Divide Trail is approximately 2,800 miles long. Figure 1 Hiking the PCT
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This essay was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Steele during the Spring '08 term at Indiana State University .

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