Inga Aksamit

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joined Aug 13, 2016

Full Name: Inga Aksamit
60-year-old female backpacker
Sonoma County, CA
Occupation: Outdoor writer, backpacking trip leader
Email: private

Affiliations: TrailSpace Reviewer of the Month September 2017! I'm a Sierra Club backpack trip leader and conduct backpacking classes at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in California. I've been testing and reviewing backcountry gear for several years for major manufacturers. I attend the Outdoor Retailer show regularly.


I'm an enthusiastic explorer who loves to share my discoveries, whether it's a stunning scenic location, a challenging backpacking route or an essential piece of backcountry gear.  I hike and backpack in the summer and downhill ski in the winter. I published a book, "Highs and Lows on the John Muir Trail." that chronicles my 23-day journey in the High Sierra. I've been testing and reviewing gear for such major manufacturers as Sierra Designs, ExOfficio, REI and Granite Gear, among others, for several years. I love learning about products, manufacturing techniques, social consciousness and try to target products for their best use, whether it's car camping, backpacking or travel. 


Mountain biking


Height5' 8"
Weight132 lbs
Boot/Shoe Size9
Jacket/Shirt SizeMedium
Pant Size8