Barbara Egbert

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joined Jun 4, 2009

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67-year-old female backpacker
Sunol, CA
Occupation: freelance editor & writer
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My husband, Gary, and I were experienced backpackers when our daughter, Mary, was born in 1993. We started taking her along when she was 2 months old, learning by experience how to keep an infant safe and happy in the back country. Between frequent hikes in the East Bay and our good experiences on backpacking trips, Mary grew up as comfortable on the trail as she was at home. When she was 10, we tackled the Pacific Crest Trail, and Mary became the youngest person to complete the 2,650-mile trail in one season. Our experiences became the basis for my book, "Zero Days: The Real-Life Adventure of Captain Bligh, Nellie Bly, and 10-Year-Old Scrambler on the Pacific Crest Trail (Wilderness Press, Berkeley, 2008). We all enjoy encouraging families to enjoy the outdoors and explore the wilderness while expanding their abilities.