IMR Meeting #4: Ultralight Backpacking

Event Date
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Mark Werthmann at 424-6683 for details.

TOPIC: Ultralight Backpacking WHEN: Wednesday May 16, 2007, 7-9pm WHERE: MK Nature Center at the Idaho Fish and Game, 600 S. Walnut Street, Boise, Idaho 83712 USA [Directions]. DESCRIPTION: Kelly Kitchens practices the discipline of ultralight backpacking to the point where his overnight backpack weighs less than 18 pounds (including food). If this appeals to you more than slinging the usual 25 to 30 pound overnight pack on your shoulders, Kelly will share his secrets. Kelly started going ultralight to keep up with the 15 and 16 year old boys in his son’s scout troop; they left him in the dust and he had to do something to keep up. Going light also helped younger scouts keep up with the group. Go. Hike. Be happy-er with an ultralight pack.