July 16, 2012
I live in Garner -- not out in the sticks but intown close to Hwy 70.
I enjoy backpacking, camping, hiking, walking, running(some), yoga, canoeing, tubing, swimming, skiing, snokeling, and sailing. This looks like a fun, laid-back group.
My favorite places to explore are places I haven't been yet. Places I go regularly (or have been to multiple times) include: Mount Rodgers, VA; Carolina Beach, NC; and Phisgah National Forest, NC. Wonderful places I have been to and would go again in a heartbeat include: Grand Canyon (backpacking); San Francisco & Muir Woods, CA (hiking); Mount Ranier, WA (hiking); Jackson, WI (skiing); New River, NC (tubing);
I usually don't seek out the most challenging hike I can find, but don't shy away from a challenging adventure either. I have no physical limitations and I work at staying in pretty good shape. My expectations are just to have a group to go do things with rather than going alone. I hope to meet some people I can call friends and have a safe group to camp, hike, and backpack with.
I agree, and maybe we can organize a trip to the Coyote Buttes!
I'm interested in rediscovering things I used to do on a regular basis. For instance I took my youngest backpacking last Feb. It reminded me how much I miss those activities. I want to do them with other adults and at my pace rather than hers.
It was a great trip and John was a perfect coordinator -- thanks John yes, John was the epitome of coordinators...