Preparing for a Backpacking Trip

Advance planning is the key to a successful backpacking trip.



063 backpacking - main view
A well-prepared hiker absorbs the tranquil beauty of a mountain lake.
PHOTO: KERRY DRAGER
063 backpacking - three panels
LEFT: Snow lingers year-round at higher elevations.  TOP RIGHT: A light weight pack is ideal for day jaunts. BOTTOM RIGHT: Fresh water, views, and level ground are all considerations in choosing a campsite.
KERRY DRAGER

















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