I started backpacking in 2001 when I was attending Chico State. Since then I have turned the activity into an obsession. I have taken several outdoor leadership courses while attending Chico and also became a WFR (which has expired). I have always had a minimalist approach to backpacking but two years ago I had my 3rd knee surgery (I’m only 28 =() and decided that I NEED to go light to be able to continue backpacking.
East Bay Area