In considering the act of backcountry travel I am led to consider the two most common methods: traditional backpacking and ultralight backpacking. In looking into these two different methods of travel I am wondering which people consider more admirable or note worthy? Is it the guy or gal who carries the most weight the longest, or is it the person who sleeps under the stars and only brings the basic essentials?
I lean more towards the ultralight, but I think it would be interesting to find out what other people have to say on the topic.
Note: This is just for fun, backpacking should be about personal experience, health, or for whatever reason a person has. I just want to know what other people’s preferences are and why.