Trusted (Super Speedy Hiker)


Clayton, NC
Hometown: Clayton (born in New England!

Member since:

November 27, 2005

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West of Clayton, South of Raleigh.

What type of THOG events are you interested in participating in? (ie hiking, backpacking, camping, cycling, paddling, skiing, snowshoeing, nature photography, geocaching, etc)?

Mostly a day hiking specialist, love mountains. Camp some, Backpack some, Bike a little. Would like to paddle some - coastal, flatwater.

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Have climbed State High Points in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennesssee, Arizona, Washington State, New Mexico. Have climbed 18 Fourteeners in Colorado: Sneffels, Sherman, Elbert, Yale, Democrat, La Plata, Quandary, Antero, Massive, Missouri, Bierstadt, Pikes, Shavano, Tabeguache, Grays, Torreys, Belford, Huron. Eastern Mountains are no comparison to Colorado 14ers in terms of difficulty and suffering. I LOVE LEADVILLE, COLORADO! I have some more I want to attempt in the future. I have made three attempts on Mt. Rainier (guided), and have summitted once. Have also summitted Mt. Adams, St. Helens, and Sourdough Mtn, a nice 5,000' climb up a 6,000'+ peak (ran into a mother bear and cubs on that climb).

What is your hiking level? What are your expectations from joining THOG? What do you hope to gain from THOG membership?

How Long Hiking? 30 yrs. Pace? Fast. I learned from the Germans......I like to summit Mt. Mitchell via Black Mountain Campground in 2 hours. Walk fast, keep your eyes peeled!

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Hey, I'm dan. I started hiking in 1980 in Germany doing volksmarches. Have been hiking ever since. I specialize at day hikes (love strenuous hikes!), especially mountain hikes/mountaineering­. I've been known to backpack as well - 6 to 15 miles

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