I'm Ryan. 

I grew up in the suburbs of the East Bay in a family that loved camping, fishing and the outdoors. More extreme weekend warriors than taking it on as a lifestyle, but never the less it shaped my adulthood for the better.

Growing up with the BSA gave me my wilderness fix one weekend a month and that was fine by me. Loved every minute. Again not as a lifestyle but as an outlet.

Now that I am in my thirties, I have less time to take a week off to backpack but I try to get out at least 4 times a year for 2-5 night stints around our beautiful state of California. And lucky for us, a good trailhead is never too far away.

I'm not an expert, I'm not pretentious, and although I don't particularly care for granola and Tevas I can reason why it works.

What I am is a smartass, a bit of a techie and a fun loving kinda guy that just likes to get away for a while and view the grander that our great state's parks provide. I am, just like you.

Thanks for hanging around at the fork. If you have any questions, comments or would like to contribute please feel free to leave a message.

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