Started backpacking in the late 1990s. I love the mountains. I’m into peak bagging (up to class 3; no ropes involved), exploring new areas, snowshoeing. I also do lots of day hikes in the bay area.
I’ve been lightweight from the start (probably my lightest pack was my first time out, having just read Ray Jardine’s PCT Hiking Guide).
Due to heart problems, I’ve slowed down a bit in recent years. But that makes efficiency an even more important criterium when choosing my gear.
SF Bay Area