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  • Founder File: Caroline & Why to Backpack

    I backpack primarily because it takes me out of the “every day” and into a world where I begin to understand — and become part of — nature. But this trip, and all my backpacking adventures, do so much more than that, too. Lost Coast afforded me the ability to spend time with an old friend...
  • FOUNDER FILE: TONY & COLORADO TRAIL VOLUME 2

    Getting out on the trail was proving a much more exciting adventure than I had planned! 
  • FOUNDER FILE: TONY & THE COLORADO TRAIL VOLUME 1

    My first backpacking trip was a single overnighter when I was in high school. My next trip was a week-long backpack in Minnesota organized as a pre-orientation college program. From there, I would occasionally backpack when back home in Colorado, or when on vacations. Rarely did I backpack for more than 1 night — usually, I would use backpacking as a means to achieving other goals, such as climbing a Colorado 14er. So, when I decided to hike the 485 mile Colorado Trail in July 2018, I had no similar experience, and certainly had never pursued such an extensive solo trip.
  • Mesa: A 2020 Startup Story

    Mesa is a company, but it’s also just two people, Tony and Caroline, and you, our supporters. At Mesa, we do not want to just be another company in the backpacking food space. We do not want to be an excuse for backcountry trash or lazy trip preparations. We want to exist to do good.