Living in Kansas City, and dealing with the midwest’s brutal summers and chilly winters, can put some harsh limits on backpacking trail time. In the off season, you’ll find us brewing beer, running around in World of Warcraft, or working on our indoor garden. We aren’t pro, we aren’t hardcore, and we certainly aren’t ultralight backpackers! But, whenever the weather or travel permits, we’re at our best when we’re on the trail, just a couple of nerds in the wilderness. . .