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Tammy's First Trip

Just got home from a trip that was really special to me, Tammy, my wife of the last 29 years, went with me on her first backpacking trip. She loves the outdoors and has went on tons of day hikes and car camping trips but this is the very first time that she has actually backpacked, and not just an overnight, but 3 days and 2 nights of back country adventure. Oh, and as you can see from the pic our 3 dogs went along for their first trip as well. I have to say it was really fantastic to share one of my favorite places in the world and my love of backpacking and back country camping with her and I think she had a great time as well. 
We left before 5 am on Saturday to drive the 6 hours to the trail head, this was preceded by weeks of planning and preparation. Tammy was carrying an Osprey Exos 48 with about 20 pounds of gear. We planned to hike 3 miles to one of my favorite camping sites and I was worried sick that someone would have beaten us to that site, if so, it would be a little mo…

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