Albuquerque, NMUSA 87111
May 22, 2011
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'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.
advanced in general, intermediate in new extreme settings (e.g. winter mountaineering or desert summer)
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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.