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Re: Packs

>I'm wondering what kind and size of packs most people used on the trail.  I 
>understand that the Dana Design Terraplane is very popular but I don't 
>really have that kind of money and no way to find one where I live.  I have 
>been looking at a couple of 70-80 litre packs like the Arc'Teryx Bora 70 
>and the Jack Wolfskin Pintigonia II (sp) are they big enough?

I certainly hope that the Bora 70 is big enough, as that is what I am 
taking. I guess I will get some idea as to wether or not it is starting 
tomorrow as I will be doing a section hike from Spivey Gap to Hot springs. 
My pack is packed and it looks as though it will hold everything, I am a bit 
dissapointed in the weight however as it weighs 43lbs with my food and 
water. Mind you I am taking enough food for a fuul week as I am not the 
fastest hiker in the world, but I was hoping to keep it lower than this. Oh 
well, maybe I will learn a few things while I am out there and be able to 
reduce the weight when I do my thru-hike next year.

E. George Oeser (aka Needles)