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Phil P.


Saint Clair Shores, MI

Member since:

March 8, 2013


What is your current backpacking experience?

I have been traveling, camping and day hiking my whole life. I can't seem to get enough. I love the National Parks and have been to 24 so far. It was just few years ago that I got into backing and now I'm hooked! I have packed in several parts of michigan now including Isle Royale and have plenty more destinations on my list.

Do you own a backpack, sleeping bag and tent?

Yes, I probably have enough gear to hook up a couple extra people. I started with traditional weight gear and over time I made the switch to ultralight. Most of the gear I now carry is much lighter or a better option then I started out with. Maybe I should start my own rental service. lol ;-)

What's your favorite place to camp in Michigan?

Everywhere... If you went to the same spot all the time there wouldn't be much adventure in it! :-) My last big trip though was 8 days on Isle Royale and it was great. I am hoping to do some N.P. backcountry trips as well.

What types of outdoor activities are you especially looking to do?

Nature and wildlife photography have always been something I have enjoyed as well as camping and hiking. Backpacking has allowed me to bring everything together. I am also into paddle sports and have my own canoe snd kayak. I also have interest an in packrafting but have yet to make the plunge. XC skiing and snowshoeing is something I would like to get involved in for the winter months. I also do a bit of snowboarding and I am certified for scuba.


I have always had a passion for adventure and the great outdoors. I am glad to have found this group. I look forward to meeting new people and enjoying many outings!

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