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Two Dragons welcome the sunrise with an improvised dance atop the Andes. Photo by Ryan Gasper.

Question about backpack size

I was shopping for a backpack last weekend at REI and was wondering how large the backpack needed to be. I know the course preparation manual recommended at least a 75-liter backpack; however my local REI did not carry a women’s pack that large and did not recommend that large of a pack for three months of travel. I know the gear list has been refined over many seasons of dragons trips, but is it crucial to have a backpack at least 75 liters in size? Thanks!