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Ruffwear Singletrak Pack. Great for longer hikes, runs and bike rides. Comfortable and functional.

Del Parson - Margaret Campbell Kirkwood brought four sons Scotland and joined the Willie Company. James, age 11, cared for his brother Joseph Smith Kirkwood, age 5. On the trail the weather worsened near Rocky Ridge. Joseph was unable to walk 15 miles to the next camp at Rock Creek Hollow, so James carried him. They fell behind the group, but James never gave up. When the boys finally reached the camp, their mother was waiting for them. James sat Joseph down and then collapsed and died.

At 67, Emma Gatewood (1888-1973) became the first solo female thru-hiker of the 2168-mile Appalachian Trail. At 5’2″, she was also an unwitting pioneer of extreme ultra-light hiking, wearing Keds sneakers, carrying an army blanket, a raincoat, a plastic shower curtain for shelter, a cup, a first aid kit & one change of clothes slung in a homemade bag over her shoulder. She gathered wild foods on the trail, supplementing them with dried beef, cheese, nuts & sausages bought in towns along the…