Ultra-light hiking has grown to spawn an industry for hikers who hike simply because, well, they enjoy it.
"I think there are two misunderstandings about ultra-light hikers. That it's for speed or for long hikes. I like to carry loads like this for a weekend trip. For me it's about not being exhausted at the top of the mountain and feeling like I carried a dead body up there," said Ryan Linn, a Camden (Maine) native and longtime ultra-light hiker.
Hiking: They’re seeing the light - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram. <-- click to read the full article!