About the Hiker

Studier of trees in the classroom, lover of trees on the trail.

This is the story of a Canadian grad student (studying to become a professional tree hugger) attempting to enter the crazy world of ultralite backpacking.

I grew up with a great love of both camping and hiking, but before the creation of this blog, had never combined the two into true backpacking. When I learned about ultralite backpacking and thru-hiking, I knew this was a hobby (lifestyle?) I had to get into.

This blog follows my journey as I tackle the great hiking trails of Ontario, Canada, and hopefully the world.