My name is Paul Bryant. Thanks for checking out The Imperfect Backpacker. I currently live in Indiana, and though I’ve hiked and camped sporadically throughout my life, it wasn’t until well into adulthood that I was turned-on to backpacking. It was then that I learned that the joy of being out in nature and the healing serenity that comes with it are nourishment for the mind and body. I’ve been getting out since 2007 or so, leading trips since 2009, and doing solo trips since 2015. I’ve learned some things along the way but I’m not an expert. Through this blog I hope to share some of my experiences, provide some tips, and maybe do some gear reviews, as I try to make my way through all the US National Parks.