Sean Van Cleve

Reviewer of the Month: December 2014 , November 2016

10,139 reviewer rep
444 forum posts
joined Jan 28, 2013

Full Name: private
male backpacker
Baltimore, MD
Email: private

Affiliations: Wilderness Medicine Institute WFR; Leave No Trace Trainer. I have a sponsorship with Baffin, and have been working with Julbo and Hennessy Hammocks.

Gear Reviews (76)

user rating: 4 of 5 La Sportiva Crimper Pant 1/23/2019
user rating: 3.5 of 5 La Sportiva Men's Mythos Eco 12/30/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 La Sportiva Laspo Chalk Bag 11/05/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Jetboil Flash Cooking System 9/12/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Exotac titanLIGHT 8/14/2018
user rating: 3 of 5 Sawyer Select S2 5/29/2018
user rating: 3 of 5 Sawyer Select S1 4/04/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Fjallraven Men's Vidda Pro Trouser 2/28/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 My Trail Down Light Hooded Jacket 2/04/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 My Trail Backpack Light 50L 12/27/2017

Forum Posts (444)

Re: Baxter State Park, ME October 17, 2018
Baxter State Park, ME October 16, 2018
Trailspace In Baxter SP, Maine October 16, 2018
Re: Last 10 trips, weekends of fun August 16, 2018
Re: Wind River High Route- Skurka Version July 14, 2018

Trip Reports (8)

Baxter State Park, ME October 16, 2018
Plein Air In The Enchantments August 2, 2017
Shenandoah National Park April 4-9 April 12, 2016
Baxter State Park, ME October 14, 2014
HighPointing Mt. Mansfield VT August 18, 2014


I spend as much time in the outdoors as possible.  Camping in the backcountry is always at the top of my list of things I love to do. Traveling the country & visiting many of the National and State parks at a very young age ignited my love for the outdoors, and became my main interest. I have been camping as long as I can remember, and began backpacking with the BSA when I was still in the single digits. I am also becoming an avid climber, enjoying this fulfilling sport!

My goal is to get out on 20+ backpacking trips annually; visiting new places and returning to favorites, like Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. Teaching people skills like camping, survival, first aid, and LNT has become a way of life for me. After spending about 20 years working indoors in the management field, I have come to realize that spending time outdoors on a recreational basis was just no longer enough for me. I am a certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Leave No Trace trainer, and licensed as a backcountry guide. These skills, along with opportunities though Trailspace have opened many doors for me in many ways. 

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a program dedicated to educate and protect what we love--the outdoors. This way can be applied to all aspects of life, and helps to enrich people. LNT sponsors a large number of companies in the outdoor field, including Trailspace!


Rock climbing


Torso Length21”
Boot/Shoe Size11/44
Jacket/Shirt SizeM
Pant Size30X32"