A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 04, 2013
“Backpacking:  An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need”

"Backpacking:  An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take” is a jocular definition of unknown authorship. The saying has been cited in print since at least 2008.

A similar travel axiom is ““Take half as many clothes and twice as much money.”


Adventure Across the Pond
January 28, 2008.
“Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.”

Sunline Coach Owner’s Club
TOYOURRESQ
03-24-2008, 01:28 PM
(...)
Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take. ~Author Unknown

ClubTread.com
Sodbuster
Posted - 06/16/2008 :  9:09 PM
Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.
(From a friend who hikes with Guides/Pathfinders...)

Down Hummingbird Lane
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Good Morning.....Well, I hope everyone had a great fourth.......
(...)
Backpacking is an extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.

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Quotations about Camping
Backpacking:  An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.  ~Author Unknown

Quote Ocean
Backpacking:  An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.
Author Unknown

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Monday, February 04, 2013 • Permalink