This website is about increasing your enjoyment of hiking and backpacking by learning how to go ultralight. The bottomline is you can hike further by embracing a lighter gear and food load. Ultralight backpacking means carrying the lightest and simplest gear possible for a given trip and still taking care of all your basic needs. There are many hiking strategies to embrace along with a lower weight backpack to increase your enjoyment and hiking distances. This is especially advantageous if you are a novice hiker, not in great shape or older. Not everyone that wants to hike and backpack is a jock, natural athlete or young and strong.  Our goal is to pass on what we learned in recent years from hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada, and many other hikes around the world.

Once you go ultralight backpacking many new adventures will open up.