Hi! I’m Erik Soltan. I started Get Out Backpacking to share my love of ultralight backpacking and to help others experience the incredible beauty and freedom of the outdoors.
I’ve backpacked in the Pacific Northwest and the Sierras for over a decade, and hold a certificate in Outdoor Education. I’m also a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) alumnae, and received a leadership degree from the Wilderness Education Association. I’ve guided large groups and individuals on backpacking trips, and started teaching classes a couple of years ago.