From a small town in Southeastern PA, Richard moved west as soon as he could. He's lived all over the US and is currently falling in love with the Pacific Northwest. He spends his free time reading trip reports, training and planning for the next trip, whether that be packrafting in Texas, backpacking in Colorado, or closer-to-home cragging at Index (near Seattle). He's also spent over two years working on farms (around the world) without rain boots, and now, after this test realizes how much more pleasant his time on said farms could have been should he have just bitten the bullet and bought them. For incomprehensible reasons, he bought chaps instead…
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