It does not seem possible that this photo was taken when I was in 9th grade, but that is my first memory of using a frame pack. No family holidays required such preparations. The trip took us out into the woods for four days of what I remember as fun and excitement, but I also recall my friends on the trip did not agree. As I remember our group was small, hence the guides decided to take us off the beaten path–they were used to a larger group. Richard Rushfield did not enjoy the trip as I remember, and the guides made fun of us for being so clean cut their our necks got sunburn. My hair looks pretty long, so again, I question my memory.