I’m thinking of writing a weekly article about my passion for backpacking, yay or nay?

So for those who know me well, you know that one of my biggest passions in life is backpacking. Now there are two kinds of backpacking so let me be clear which kind I’m talking about. One form of backpacking is heading to a place like Europe with a backpack and adventuring for a month or longer. I’ve never done that but I’m sure it’s fun. That being said, I’m talking about the second kind of backpacking where you head into the woods and survive out in the great outdoors usually for a period of 2-5 days.

For the last twenty five years I’ve been backpacking every chance I can get, and twenty four years ago I was in the backpacking club at my High School which I think did a lot to really catalyze my love for backpacking.

Now, I do an annual snow backpacking trip, often in Yosemite, with some of my good friends here in the Bay Area. One of my favorite snow backpacking trips in Yosemite is Dewey Point, and if you click on that link you can see a little article I put together about a trip we did a couple of years ago. Oh and yes, as a domain investor I couldn’t help but snag SnowBackpacking.com

A few weeks ago I went backpacking in the Tahoe National Forest, most of the time along the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) and I’m editing my first full length backpacking video from that trip. Safe to say this could be either insanely boring or somewhat interesting, but as my first time trying to piece together an entire video, it’s probably going to be a bit rough.

For those wondering, the backpacking adventure I went on a few weeks ago was out to Paradise Lake which is seven mile hike from Truckee, CA in North Lake Tahoe. The lake was spectacular, here’s the view from my campsite:

Paradise Lake Tahoe

If you’re interested in learning more about backpacking I can tell you, Reddit is the place to go, there are two awesome Subreddits that absolutely rock, they are:

/r/wildernessbackpacking – this is the go-to Subreddit for all things backpacking (in the wilderness that is)

/r/ultralight – as I’ve gotten older (it happens to the best of us), I’ve been learning more about how to backpack lighter and ease the burden on my body

I’m a total backpacking gear geek and also love learning about new trails and techniques and thought, since this is a personal blog, I might as well branch out and share more about one of my biggest personal passions. So let me know if you’d be interested in hearing more or if you’d like me to just stay laser focused on domain investing, NFTs, crypto, and the other digital investing topics I tend to focus on. If people aren’t into it, that’s okay – I can always take Sunday’s off, but if you’re interested, let me know and I might be game to share more about one of my true passions in life!

Morgan Linton

Morgan Linton