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    Re: Hiking with a 8lb view 4x5?

    Just so you know, from Newark Penn Station you can take a train to Tuxedo NY (about 1 hour) where a very short walk puts you in Harriman State Park. The park has endless photo ops for landscape/nature photographers. Don't underestimate the terrain there. Most people from the area take their first trip out west and marvel and the gentle groomed trails in the west.

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    Re: Hiking with a 8lb view 4x5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Miller
    Just so you know, from Newark Penn Station you can take a train to Tuxedo NY (about 1 hour) where a very short walk puts you in Harriman State Park. The park has endless photo ops for landscape/nature photographers. Don't underestimate the terrain there. Most people from the area take their first trip out west and marvel and the gentle groomed trails in the west.
    Totally! I have been cruising on the map for a while and lock down some sites I have to check out, and that area is one of them. That area has couple of the highest peaks (hmm..we are talking about 1600ft) with in 75 miles of NYC/Newark area. I am sure I will dig those spots out.

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    Re: Hiking with a 8lb view 4x5?

    For lightweight backpacking or bicycle touring I carry a Toyo 45CF (3.6lbs) w/150mm apo-Sironar-S attached, 5 film holders in a F-64 case, Harrison pup tent, and a Gitzo series 0 CF tripod (less than 3lbs with the Wemberly head). The tripod is especially ideal for bicycle travel as it folds small and easily fits on the rear rack.

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    Re: Hiking with a 8lb view 4x5?

    First I have never weighed my loaded backpack.
    Second have an use an older Dana backpack. Holds an amazing amount of stuff. Big thing is that it very comfortably rides on my back.
    Third always take and use a walking stick which is no more than a aged piece of a sapling that cost me nothing
    Lastly take daily morning bike rides of 20+ miles whenever I can to stay in shape.
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    Re: Hiking with a 8lb view 4x5?

    Note, this thread is from 2006, the original poster is long gone.
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    Re: Hiking with a 8lb view 4x5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    First I have never weighed my loaded backpack.
    Second have an use an older Dana backpack. Holds an amazing amount of stuff. Big thing is that it very comfortably rides on my back.
    Third always take and use a walking stick which is no more than a aged piece of a sapling that cost me nothing
    Lastly take daily morning bike rides of 20+ miles whenever I can to stay in shape.
    FYI will turn 70 this December
    Greg
    Well, since it's been revived...I will call attention to Greg's mention of a Dana Designs backpack. Although the ones I have are top loaders, I put my gear in smaller cases and can set up very quickly. Dana now seems to be making tactical packs, so most likely a person would have to buy on eBay or craigslist, but I have never found a better internal frame backpack. The Bomb Pack is the bomb for 4x5.

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    Re: Hiking with a 8lb view 4x5?

    +1 on getting a good set of panniers. Some designs mount over the front wheel, some over the back. Talk to your local bike shop for recommendations.
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