This adventure will literately take me to Hell and back again. Hells Canyon that is. The deepest canyon in the lower 48. Just like all journeys this one has to start somewhere. Many will say that every journey starts with the first step. I disagree every journey starts with packing. Then unpacking, repacking, then unpacking, looking over checklists and then the final gear pack up. For me this almost OCD process begins many months before a big adventure. I painstakingly and meticulously choose what gear will be taken and what stays behind. I make note of what each piece of gear weighs. I find comfort in knowing everything that I will have with me. For me knowing all of this is my security blanket while out on the trail. Many adventures are just throw stuff in a bag and go however with this one I want to go as light a possible but at the same time still be able to accomidate two completely different adventures. Thankfully I will have plenty of room in the Jeep to haul all of my gear. Many of the other #HellHikeAndRaft crew have chosen to fly. This makes cramming all the gear into bag acceptable for flying a tad bit tricky. I am glad that I have chosen to drive.
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Story submitted by @CanadianVoyage
In the summer of 2011, my husband and I spent 189 days in the wilderness of Vancouver Island, not one night did we use a tent, we slept under the stars. Never have I felt so connected to the universe. Waking up in the middle of the night and gazing at a million trillion stars shining in the black night, it’s one of those stunning visions that takes your breath away and gets imprinted in your mind forever.
Packing your backpack for your next adventure is a simple task that can have a big impact on how you feel miles into your trip. Just follow these simple rules and you’ll be able to hit the trails in comfort.
Place the heaviest items toward the bottom of your pack
Place lighter items toward the top of your pack
Make sure the weight is centered with heaviest items close to your spine.
Keep frequently accessed items at the top for easy access