Let me introduce Karen… She’s out in Oregon, doing her own preparations for the EBC trek. As you can see from the picture gallery below, she is well on her way to acquiring and testing her gear – even to the extent of going outside in 20 degree weather to test her sleeping bag!
Karen is also a hardcore fitness fanatic who is going on weekly hikes in the hills and mountains around her hometown. Since she lives at roughly 4,300 ft above sea level, she is getting a bit of altitude training in as well.
Picture captions (clockwise from top left):
- Will this backpack work?
- Great view of Mt. Shasta
- Will I be warm in this sleeping bag?
- A cold afternoon on Stukel Mt.