Backpacking for beginners: How to get started, what you need and more tips

(CNN) — Each summer, Emily Davenport spends days at a time hauling heavy loads through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She sleeps on the ground. She returns to civilization pocked with bug bites and scrapes. An expert backpacker, Davenport is living the dream. Davenport, 31, works as a guide for the Appalachian Mountain Club, … Read more