Reviewer of the Month: April 2014 , June 2016

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1,442 forum posts
joined Apr 16, 2013

Full Name: private
person who likes getting out
Website: http://lesstraveledby.net
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Gear Reviews (85)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 Atlas Spindrift 5/28/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Hillsound Armadillo LT 4/02/2019
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Cotopaxi Luzon 18 1/08/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Limmer Men's Standard 12/22/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Sweet Suite 3 12/14/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Dutchware Hookworm 12/11/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Dutchware Continuous Ridgeline 12/11/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 GSI Outdoors Microlite 1000 Twist 11/16/2018
user rating: 3 of 5 NEMO Punk 20 10/15/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 GSI Outdoors Microlite 500 Twist 8/27/2018

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Trip Reports (43)

Family Overnight on the CT June 4, 2019
Downeast Delight May 13, 2019
Two Cohos Trail Sections October 14, 2018
Grafton Loop Trail East Side: September 18 September 22, 2018
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I like walking to the empty places where the people aren't.

Raised on a small farm in WI then spent most of my life in Southern California before moving to Maine some years back.  Backpacking is a primary focus these days though I have cycled and surfed intensively at times and still like to ride a road bike when I can.

From early experiences in the Porcupine Mts of Upper MI and the Bighorns of WY through the years spent out west camping mountains, desert and beaches and now exploring the trails of ME and NH my favorite times are the quiet moments when "civilization" can be left behind.  I don't mind company on these adventures, but I do find the sound of the breeze easier to hear when I go alone.

Some trips now include my wife and young daughter so I'm getting to know the joys of carrying heavy loads and shorter, slower days on the trail.  As she grows so will our adventures, but even now it is a great way to spend family time together without the distractions of video screens.




Height67 inches
Weight200 lbs
Torso Length21"
Boot/Shoe Size11-13 wide