First, he started a Facebook page praising Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter—and lobbying for a hike with her. Stalker? No, just a reader with unmatched enthusiasm, which we’re putting to good use. He’s now a member of our official Reader Test Team (watch for his and others’ reviews in the January 2011 issue). And he will, in fact, get to go hiking with Kristin.
The Best of BACKPACKER – Reader Heroes7 subscribers who inspire, lead, volunteer, and more