I am soon heading off for a backpacking trip to Toxaway, NC so keep your eyes peeled for pictures and hiking advise.
(as a side note: check out http://hikingphoto.com/, an amazing photo blog about hiking.)
I am going to double-check with my hiking advisor to see if I can repost some of his lists and recommendations, however at the least you will have my take on the hiking/camping trip and lots of pictures.
As a side note: I am eternally grateful that I do not have to take the sleeping bag in this photo. I was given a lighter summer bag I can use for my trip that does not weigh 30 lbs.
- clothes (socks)
- medical kit
- water bottles
- sleeping bag
Things still to find and pack:
- small shovel
- camera and batteries