i went to Second Ascent in Ballard today with Rachel. She's looking for a backpack for an expedition later this summer to the Hoh Rainforest. I'm thinking about going, but I hadn't realized that a person could end up needing to take out a bank loan just to be outfitted for a walk in the woods.
We're taking a more laid back camping trip to Orcas this weekend, so that will be a good way to gauge my enthusiasm.
For now, I guess I should get ready for Dante's -- no special equipment required.