Albuquerque, NM

Member since:

May 22, 2011

The pack I usually carry is a (brand/model)?

Most of my packs come from small manufacturers that sell direct. My current pack is from Elemental Horizons. I've heard good things about Hyperlite Mountain Gear, but I haven't tried one of their packs yet.

I enjoy backpacking because?

I'm fond of intellectual and physical challenge, and I often find nature relaxing, assuming she's not trying to kill me at the moment. I also seem to have a need to explore and wander, and I like being able to adjust my schedule to the sun and surroundings rather than a clock.

I consider myself a (beginner, intermediate or advanced) backpacker?

advanced in general, intermediate in new extreme settings (e.g. winter mountaineering or desert summer)

My favorite place to backpack & hike in NM is?


My favorite piece of gear is?

No answer yet


I grew up in the Midwest. Most of my backpacking has been fall/winter/spring in northern Michigan and the Appalachians. (I don't mind snow. I dislike hordes of flying insects.) I try to choose my gear and pace for comfortable efficiency.

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