Hello all and thanks for taking the time to read and hopefully respond to this post!
I am an absolute newbie when it comes to hiking- backpacking. However, I have purchased, over the last year or so, all the equipment I think i will be needing for a 5-7 day trip into the backcountry of california/oregon/washington. My dillema is that i dont know how to navigate in the backwoods and I dont really know what to expect... I have done my share of camping and day hikes but I'm suspecting its going to be alot tougher out there when Im a few days out. Any help, recommendations and/or advice would be greatly appreciated!
I am very passionate about this undertaking and determined to become quite the adept backpacker. Not too much needed on the medical aspect as I am a Paramedic but any backcountry/med tips would be helpfull.
Go ahead... Im ready for the flames ...but you gotta start somewhere right?
TIA to all who reply!