There are a few of us in this world that like to escape the “reality” of day to day life and go out and explore the wilderness. We spend hour’s online researching/purchasing gear, drooling over maps, talking to fellow backpackers, planning, plotting and dreaming of our next big adventure. We write trip reports and share our pictures for anyone to see. We put everything we need to survive in a bag and then strap it on our back and climb hills. We drive hundreds of miles just to walk in a circle…and we do this as often as possible. We’ve learned how to eat like kings by simply boiling some water, 50 miles from civilization. We get wet, cold, hot, hurt and hungry. We complain about the terrain, the “tourons” and having to go back to “real life”. We call beautiful scenery “backpacking porn” and we shamelessly brag about our conquests. We leave the daily grind for something basic and adventurous. We are the most dysfunctional family there is, and we love it.
I’ve learned a lot from my fellow backpackers and will continue to do so for many years to come. If you’ve found your way here, please look around. This “website thing” is a new undertaking for me so I welcome comments and suggestions from anyone. I have a lot of updates and information to add, and it’s a slow work in progress! I have added my journal from the Long Trail and will be adding pictures soon. Several of the links have been updated with new photos as well. Happy Trails!
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