Hello everyone! Several months ago, I made a funny little fanpage on Facebook, called "I want to go hiking with Kristin Hostetter", a tribute to the Gear Editor at Backpacker Magazine. It was a lark, mostly serious, somewhat of a goof, but I never made it for anybody but me. I was the only member for a long time, it took me 4 months to get 4 members, but I never promoted or advertised it, it was just a dorky little thing I did. Well, eventually Jon Dorn, another staffer at Backpacker, found it, and joined up. And then 2 weeks ago, upon returning from a 4-day camping trip with Bob Saget (seriously, it was weird and random, but a true story), I saw that I suddenly had 60+ members. I came to discover that Backpacker, instead of sending me a 'cease and desist' letter, or issung a restraining order, made a contest for me! The gist is this: If I can get 1,000 fans, I become a Backpacker Gear Tester. If I get 2,000 fans, I get a free tent and pack. But if I get 3,000 fans, I get to GO HIKING WITH KRISTIN HOSTETTER! How great is that? So, even though I am a terrible schmoozer and self-promoter, I am putting out the call on some of the forums that I frequent, assuming that my fellow hikers wouldn't be adverse to supporting a weird little thing such as this. Click the link to become a fan, and if I get to actually go hiking with Ms. Hostetter, I will post a trip report on here, to share with my fellow trail lovers. Here's the link to the Backpacker site, with all of the necessary information. Thanks in advance for the support from you that I receive, and Happy Trails!