Thru hiked the PCT in 1983 and half of the CDT in 84. Backpacking since 1973 when I did my first 50 miler as a scout. Total gear nut and have dropped from a base weight of 35lbs to 10 – 12lbs and love spending time in the mountains even more. I typically get out for 2 week long trips and several weekend trips each year.
Salt Lake City