Backpacking: an outdoor activity that combines backcountry camping and hiking, requiring the participant to carry all their necessities on their backs. It can be venturing beyond the state of California into New Mexico with a Boy Scout troop. It can be trekking through the Alaskan wilderness with a summer camp. It can be hiking up to 17 miles a day in South America. Click here to read the experiences of three MVHS students and teachers who find themselves returning to backpacking.