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My parents indoctrinated me to hiking and backpacking when I was a baby, and I've been at it ever since! I spent my childhood in the Pacific Northwest and I'm currently based on the east coast, recently relocated after almost a decade in California. I've been doing photography for most of my life as well. You can spot me in the wilderness because I'll be that weirdo with a full-size camera -- it's a really good incentive to keep the rest of my gear as light as possible ;)