About the Occasional Backpacker

I'm just an middle-aged guy who likes the backcountry. My day-job involves sitting on my butt in front of a computer and dealing with lots of people. Eventually it all gets too me and I have to escape. If I'm lucky I've already started planning a weekend away.

I'm attracted to the backcountry because I like the quiet. I enjoy taking in the beauty of God's creation. I also enjoy the physical challenge of taking only what you can carry and covering a lot of ground.

If you like, you can email me or follow me on Twitter. I've also got a killer spreadsheet showing all my gear and weights.

If you want to go back to the beginning, you can read about how I got started in backpacking.