Hi there! I have just discovered the trek-lite forums and find them really interesting. I love to spend time outdoors, but have not been on any great and far away expeditions so far. I enjoy hiking, especially with my family and my two dogs. I can't say that I've been hiking ultra-light so far, but I am working on reducing my carrying weight step by step. I have plans on a week-long hiking trip close to home with at least two of my kids (the older ones have got plans on their own already). I'm looking forward to sharing some of my adventures with you in the future and getting some tips and tricks from this experienced community. Greetings!