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My name is Sean and I live in Michigan. This site is a document of my adventures, gear, maps, and general thoughts on all things hiking and backpacking.

Being active outdoors is something I've enjoyed for all of my life. I have been into mountain biking, bicycle touring, road cycling, hiking, backpacking, and running. My love of the outdoors was fostered as a kid with time spent at my family cottage near Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada.

In 2004 I started working on moosejaw.com and continued working at outfitters in the U.S. and in Canada for the following 7 years. Through this experience I learned a lot about the outdoor industry and developed an understanding about the culture that surrounds it.

During this time I also caught the backpacking bug. I go on many backpacking trips every year and love tinkering with my backpacking kit. This is my way of remembering those times and sharing the experiences, learning, and knowledge with you.