Origins of the Watts Trip

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“No one ever said it was going to be easy.” – Everyone has probably said this.

Watts Trip
noun : \ˈwäts\ – \ˈtrip\

1. An adventure, hike, or trip which is altered by bad luck or misfortune.
2. An opportunity to overcome adversity, through tenacity and endurance.
3. The superstitious idea that hardship can and will occur at any moment.

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Setting Goals: What Kind of Backpacker Are You?

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Whether you identify with the ‘ultralight’ crowd, leisurely packers, or somewhere in between,  let me explain that making plans for a trip has much to do with your goals in backpacking. In order to have a successful trip that leaves you with a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment, a goal (or goals) must be made for the trip to have purpose. Continue reading