I’ve been backpacking for about 10 years, and just started going ultralight in 2008. Man, what a difference!
I’m based in the SF Bay Area, and regularly do 1-2 day trips around the area. I like to cover 35-50 miles per day, usually at a 3 – 3.5 mi/hr pace.
My big trips on the horizon include a 4-day Tahoe Trim Trail loop (7/1 – 7/4) and a 5.5 day John Muir Trail (N–S, 8/31 – 9/5).
Please get in touch if you want to go fast, light and far in Northern California!