Episode 3: Ease In To Backpacking

In Episode 3 of the N2Backpacking.com podcast series, I speak with Steve (aka White Lightening) about how he migrated from camping in his youth, to hiking with kids in his 30’s, and eventually wilderness backpacking as he reached his 40’s.

In this podcast, Steve talks about how he eased in to the sport with an initial trip to the Len Foote Hike Inn near Amicalola Falls State Park in North Georgia. From there, he explored the backcountry campsites along the Foothills Trail at Lake Jocassee, and eventually migrated to his first solo backpacking trip along the Kings Mountain Trail where he camped at a remote campsite (sans amenities) in South Carolina.

Steve proves that you’re never too old to pick up the sport of backpacking and that with the advances in lightweight gear in the market today, you too can be hiking and backpacking well in to your 80’s.

Subject: The “Ease In to Backpacking” Podcast
Interviewees: Steve (White Lightening)
Interview Date: May 31, 2011
Runtime: 25:46
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Ease Into Backpacking (MP3 format 18.5 Meg)

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