I am James, and I am 20 years old and from New Jersey. Over the course of the past year since writing this I realized a true passion of mine is hiking and backpacking. As I became more involved and serious about it I was reading a lot of blogs (many of which can be found in my blog roll on the right hand side of the screen – which I highly recommend checking out) and going on forums in order to learn various skills, gear recommendations, trip reports, and get active within the backpacking community. Truthfully, I love reading backpacking blogs and so I guess my love for them is a driving factor behind starting this. Hopefully, people can learn from this blog as much as I have from the other blogs and forums I’ve actively read.
Now, as this is my personal backpacking blog I hope to use this as a platform to share my ideas and experiences with the rest of the backpacking community as I know I have benefited greatly from reading others. The other main factor in wanting to start this blog was to see my progression over time. Be able to reflect upon it and see how I’ve grown and advanced and to look back and see where I started from and my journey along the way.