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  1. When is the best time of year to go hiking at Multnomah Falls?
  2. When is the best time of year to go hiking at Punch Bowl Falls?
  3. When is the best time of year to go backpacking?
  4. When is the best time of year to go camping?
  5. When was the first backpack created?
  6. When do I need to upgrade my backpack?
  7. When do I need a 70+ litre backpack?
  8. When do I need a 55 litre backpack?
  9. When do I need a 30 litre backpack?
  10. When should I put the full bladder in my pack?

When is the best time of year to go hiking at Multnomah Falls?

There really isn’t a bad time of year, though caution should be taken in the winter as the trail can be icy. The trail can be crowded during weekends, it is recommended to head out early, or go during the week.

When is the best time of year to go hiking at Punch Bowl Falls?

Punch bowl falls trail is currently shut down due to the eagle creek fire. At this time it is still undetermined if the trail will be reopened due to the high risk of rock fall.

When is the best time of year to go backpacking?

Hiking in the PNW can be done all year round, each season is full of beautiful and hazards. The best advice is to go out prepared. Arm yourself with information from a reputable source about the terrain, wildlife and weather before you go and make sure to swoop by to get the appropriate gear for your adventure.

When is the best time of year to go camping?

Hiking in the PNW can be done all year round, each season is full of beautiful and hazards. The best advice is to go out prepared. Arm yourself with information from a reputable source about the terrain, wildlife and weather before you go and make sure to swoop by to get the appropriate gear for your adventure.

When was the first backpack created?

It's hard to think of a time when backpacks weren't a regular part of life. Whether on vacation in the Bahamas or simply wandering around town, backpacks are an established part of our society, and a crucial for carrying our daily essentials. The original salesman from Jansport named Skip Yowell claims that as far back as 1972, "students had no choice but to tote their textbooks and notebooks around campus with their hands. Some tied a belt around them or clutched them to their chests as they walked."

Seems crazy, right? Gerry Outdoors claims that they invented the very first nylon backpack design in 1967, which is the same year that Jansport opened their doors for business. Widely popular among the outdoor crowd and beyond, backpacks as we know them today became fully integrated into academic and working lifestyles by the 1980's.

When do I need to upgrade my backpack?

You should regularly inspect your equipment. making sure to careful inspect the straps signs of wear. Also check the frame for cracks or fatigue. A failure at these points can cause an extremely uncomfortable or even unsafe situation.

When do I need a 70+ litre backpack?

When you're far from home, a 70+ Liter Backpack will make you feel a little less isolated. Capable of holding everything you'll need for those off-trail adventures, the sheer volume of a 70+ Liter might as well be a new apartment when compared to the floppy schoolbag backpacks of years past. Designed to accommodate you on your journeys whether they're in the frozen tundra or the wild forests, a 70+ Liter Backpack will get you where you need to be with ease.

When do I need a 55 litre backpack?

Anytime that the length of your journey takes place between a day and a work week, a 50 Liter Backpack will get the job done. With the capacity to hold everything that you need and nothing that you don't, the 50 Liter will help you thrive in the outdoors without weighing you down with excessive equipment.

When do I need a 30 litre backpack?

When the workweek comes to a close and you want to hit the trail with the family or friends, a 30 Liter Backpack more than fits the bill. Holding everything that you need with room to shed and stow a layer if needed, the 30 Liter Backpack is ideal for shorter journeys or even overnight stays.

When should I put the full bladder in my pack?

It’s a good idea to fill your bladder before you leave the house and empty it right when you get home. Avoid using any electrolyte powder, and don’t over fill, if you follow these basic principles you can maximize the life the life of your bladder.
 

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