Started hiking with my with my dad in the 80’s. Learned to appreciate the outdoors during a 26 day Outward Bound course while in high school. Second summer of college, I spent a month sleeping outside, hiking around the national parks in Colorado and Utah. Spent another month wandering Switzerland’s Jungfrau region while abroad in ’97. Nowadays with a wife and two kids under the age of 5, I enjoy shorter jaunts in NC/VA/GA.