Anybody have tales to share? Advice? Tips? Favorite spots? Favorite foods? I just got back from a 3 day trip. The hike was only 4 miles but the first 3 miles were over 2000 foot gain... pretty damn steep with a 50 pound pack on my back. The fishing was fantastic! I just invented a GREAT drink for Backpacking: Lime Smirnoff Vodka and Lemon Propel with water... AWESOME. Why was my pack 50 lbs?... mostly cause I carried the tent and rainfly. I need too spend money on lighter equipment!