When Jill and I began this trip we had not done a whole lot of backpacking. However, during the trip we’ve made a strong push to spend as much time on the trail as possible, and as such have picked up a few things. So, if you’re anywhere near where we were when we began, and have interest in playing around outside, maybe the next few posts will help you get started.
Our stay in Bend was the first extended visit we’ve had in our trip thus far. For two incredible weeks we enjoyed such luxuries as a level bed, daily showers, a full sized refrigerator, home cooked meals involving fresh vegetables, and beer that isn’t PBR!!! We also got to share all of these things with real live people (except the first two of course…weird). By the time we arrived in Bend we were ready to unpack our bags and spend some time under a roof not made of steel.