Here’s my backpack, as requested by Princess. I wish I had a banjo but that’s way too much weight. My pack weighs seventeen pounds without food and water. With three days worth of food and liter of water it weighs twenty-two pounds.
The photo was taken at Clingman’s Dome (elevation 6655). The dead trees in the background are Fraser Firs that were killed by a European insect (that’s all I know). Acid rain is also a problem.