Since access to this site is williamkemsley.com, you probably figured that's me.
While I am William Kemsley Jr., I'm usually called Backpackerbill.
It's because I founded Backpacker magazine.
That was 1973, and shortly afterwards, I co-founded the only representation for hikers at the federal level, the American Hiking Society.
I’ve always been a hiker, since I was old enough to walk.
And I've enjoyed chatting with hikers, usually out on a hiking trail.
I especially like schmoozing about backpacking footnotes.
By “footnotes” I mean things we talk about when we stray to off-trail topics like philosophy and spirituality.
I'll try to post weekly about hiking and those fascinating "footnotes."
I hope you'll join in the conversation.
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We'd appreciate it of course, if you'll keep it respectful, as if you are out there in person on the trail with us.
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