Have been a BackPacker since my youth. Started while in the BoyScouts … took a Mountaineering Course in College. Have done the major Glacial Mountain climbs in WA State. Did a go Round_Raineer Trip in 6-1/2 days. Many miles on the Cascade Crest Trail in WA State. My favorite areas are The North Cascades. My goal is to ‘lighten the load’ !