Last year I went on my first ever over night backpacking trip with GTD to scout out a hike for future trips on the A.T.! I was super excited, but a little sacred of the unknown! I had no idea what it would be like to have to carry everything I needed for the next few days on my back, but I knew it would be a challenge and one I welcomed. Here is a photo of me right before the trip with my new Osprey backpack. By far it has been one the best purchases for these type of backpacking trips!