My name is Sam Haraldson and I was born into a camping family in Minnesota. It wasn’t until my late twenties that I fell in love with backpacking and then soon after, ultralight backpacking. I became quite a hiker and backpacker while working on a trail-maintenance crew in Glacier National Park, Montana. Spending so many days and nights in the backcountry provided me the realization that I am a hiker and I am a backpacker. I dream of the trail and it is in the forefront of most all my thoughts.

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Trail Journals

I kept trail journals on my two longest hikes and recorded those journals at trailjournals.com. Below are links to these: