Barbara Egbert

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11 forum posts
joined Jun 4, 2009

I am a: 68-year-old female backpacker
Location: Sunol, CA
Occupation: freelance editor & writer
Website: http://www.PCTfamily.com

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking

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.

Blog Posts

Profile: Rod Johnson of Midwest Mountaineering May 17, 2010
Gear Maker Profile: Randy Merrell of Merrell FootLab February 15, 2010
The Lure of a Long Trail: Planning a Thru-Hike (Part 4 of 4) December 2, 2009
The Lure of a Long Trail: Planning a Thru-Hike (Part 3 of 4) November 10, 2009
The Lure of a Long Trail: Planning a Thru-Hike (Part 2 of 4) November 2, 2009
The Lure of a Long Trail: Planning a Thru-Hike (Part 1 of 4) October 25, 2009
Backpacking with a Teen July 14, 2009
Backpacking with a Grade-Schooler July 4, 2009
Backpacking with a Toddler or Preschooler June 24, 2009
Backpacking with Baby June 16, 2009

Forum Posts

Profile: Rod Johnson of Midwest Mountaineering May 17, 2010
Gear Maker Profile: Randy Merrell of Merrell FootLab February 15, 2010
Thru-Hike Dilemma February 3, 2010
The Lure of a Long Trail: Planning a Thru-Hike (Part 4 of 4) December 2, 2009
The Lure of a Long Trail: Planning a Thru-Hike (Part 3 of 4) November 10, 2009
The Lure of a Long Trail: Planning a Thru-Hike (Part 2 of 4) November 2, 2009
The Lure of a Long Trail: Planning a Thru-Hike (Part 1 of 4) October 25, 2009
Backpacking with a Teen July 14, 2009
Backpacking with a Grade-Schooler July 4, 2009
Backpacking with a Toddler or Preschooler June 24, 2009
Backpacking with Baby June 16, 2009