This week's Hiking Skills will focus on everything related to backpacking. While our focus is the woods and mountains of the Northeast, this principles will get you started in many places. We'll cover the additional gear considerations including tents, sleeping bags and stoves. What do you eat when you're "out there." And most importantly, how to put it all together to have a fun trip.
Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. International trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands, Newfoundland, Iceland and New Zealand.