Hello! I’m excited to be a new member to this community. As a kid I did a ton of camping and some backpacking, and while I continued to hike I had gotten away from backpacking for several years. I picked it up again in 2017 and in many ways it feels like I never missed a beat. That year I purchased all new gear before I really knew anything about the UL community. Fortunately, I ended up with a good bit of lightweight gear, but certainly not ultralight.
I’m looking forward to making improvements to my gear list, learning new skills, and losing myself for hours in the knowledge base. I also have aspirations to create a guiding program in the NJ tri-state area, specifically geared towards women and personal/spiritual connection.