No longer a community member.
Join Date: Oct 2018
As my side gig is fine art photography focusing on landscapes/natural images, I wound up getting into the hiking/backpacking world as a matter of necessity, and thoroughly enjoy every moment of it. Most of my hikes are just day-hikes, but when I have the time, and the weather is cooperative, I'll go on weekend long excursions. I'm a bit of a gear whore, so I have several different size hiking/photography packs made by an awesome company called F-Stop Gear located in St. Louis. Completely modular, and the most well thought out bags I've ever come across. I'll typically pack my full camera/lens setup, a ThermaRest Pro Lite hiking mattress, a Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 tent, one of a variety of sleeping bags, Jet Boil and some dehydrated food, a couple of 3L water bladders, and my trusty Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles (favorite purchase ever for hiking.) It makes for a heavy pack, but most of the weight ends up coming from my camera and the three lenses I typically hike with.