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[pct-l] New BackpackingLight.com site


Thanks for mentioning and supporting my site. I will definately be checking
out the backpackinglight site as well. Shedding some weight is something I'm
very interested in since I've set the goal of eventually hiking the PCT. It
also will make it more feasable to attempt a short backpacking trip with
three kids and myself (Am I nuts?!)

For those that are interested, I recently discovered a book put out in 1981
by the National Geographic Society on the Continental Divide Trail.
Wonderful photos! I wonder if there is an equivilent for the PCT. Does
anyone know?

 PCT hiker wanna be (Ah, what I'd give to be there heading through the
mountains instead of in the middle of scortching Texas desert right now...)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sterling Barlow" <Sterling_Barlow@bigfoot.com>
To: <BackpackingLight@yahoogroups.com>
Cc: <pct-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 4:22 PM
Subject: [pct-l] New BackpackingLight.com site

> I generally try to stay quiet online. I have discovered that if I am
> patient enough, someone will post whatever I had to offer. I prefer to
> correspond back-channel, call it a gray-old-fart's last tip of the hat to
> manners. BUT...
> I am posting my opinions about Ryan Jordan's (and colleagues') new
> Backpacking Light - The Online Journal of Lightweight Backcountry Travel
> a couple of lists because:
> 1 - It is rare that a release 1.0 of anything on the web is so
> 2 - It is refreshing to find such an initial release where all the
> hyperlinks not only work but point to something with content instead of an
> "under construction" gif.
> 3 - The site appears to be edited by those with some publishing experience
> who understand the issues surrounding online publication - they have
> covered most of the bases.
> 4 - The site is directed at a market that does not yet have adequate
> 5 - The variety of subjects covered in this first edition means most
> readers will find something of interest.
> 6 - The wry sense of humor in Jordan's articles is appealing.
> Special kudos to Braaten (Nutritional Considerations) and to Jordan/Nelson
> (Wonderful Wool). These were very well-written, offered uncommon
> perspectives, and made available information not readily accessible
> I hope they will be able to maintain fresh content and expand the pool of
> writing talent already enrolled.  Our participation may be the key here.
> My profound appreciation is extended to them (and others like The
> Lightweight Backpacker http://www.backpacking.net/ ; Troubadour,
> http://www.pcthiker.com ; and Gina Leach  http://www.hiketheworld.com )
> making sych material available to the rest of us.
> Sterling
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