How did I get Joan into backpacking ???

A perplexing question I get on occasion is, “How did I get Joan into backpacking?”

This question, if you know Joan at all, is odd, to put it mildly: Joan’s a very accomplished backpacker enjoying off-trail jaunts she plots out herself. And she enjoyed backpacking well-before she met me.

Here’s my take on this question.


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Joan’s thoughts on hiking solo

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