Author of, UltraLight Backpacking Fanatic, UL Gear Maker, Amateur Photographer, Blessed Husband/Father/Grandfather...writing about trips, gear, and inspiration in the Western United States.

A Week on the John Muir Trail

This summer I spent a week backpacking through one of the most beautiful places on earth -- the John Muir Trail -- with my 15-year-old son. If you have kids, you can imagine how special this time was for me. The trail spans 211 miles, which is … [Read more...]

Our Team: John Roan, the Mountain UltraLight guy

I'm John Roan,  Trail Sherpa contributor and author of Mountain UltraLight, the outdoor blog with a nerdy twist. I have always loved the wilderness, but once I discovered ultralight backpacking, I became an addict; uhm, make that fanatic. … [Read more...]