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jim h.


Cary, IL
Hometown: Cary, IL

Member since:

May 3, 2012

How much backpacking experience do you have? (e.g. "None," "I went on one trip years ago," "I've thru-hiked the AT.")

July 2012 backpacked into Holy Cross Wilderness area of Colorado, and summited Mt. of the Holy Cross (14,009') with two colleagues. We base camped at 10'500' for a few days to acclimate, and summited on day 4. In 2011 I spent 4 days in the Sierra Nevada's with 3 friends, and we summited Mt. Whitney (14,501'). In 2010 hiked up to the Chicago Basin (Durango, CO.) as part of a large group, enjoyed the spectacular scenery and we managed to summit Windom (14,083') despite two solid days of heavy rains.

What do you hope to get out of this group? (e.g. one trip a year, backpacking buddies, get closer to nature)

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What other backpacking-related activities do you participate in? (e.g. car camping, canoeing, cycling, running)

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I enjoy backpacking in the mountains, and hiking 14'ers.


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