John C.


Cincinnati, OH

Member since:

March 7, 2008



Hi all! I started backpacking in northern Michigan in the 60s, have done a fair amount in Alaska, the Cascades, and other parts of the west. I would love to contribute to the group.

Please relate, in general terms, your backpacking experience.

A fair amount in Alaska and the West, a couple of times in W. Va.

What was your favorite backpacking experience?

Long treks above timberline in Alaska.

What was your funniest backpacking moment?

too many to pick one right now.

What was your most embarrassing backpacking moment?

Getting picked up by a pal after our group was on the Resurrection Pass Trail in Alaska for a week. there were 4 of us hiking, and the guy who picked us up said we smelled so bad he wanted us to jump in the creek and soak before he would let us in the truck,

What's the longest backpacking trip you've ever taken? (in mileage and/or days)

10 days, 77 miles in the Talkeetna Mountains in Alaska.

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  • kaiyu

    John: So glad to see your name again. I enjoyed hiking with you and your dogs and hope to do so again soon. You have a great Thanksgiving! kaiyu

    Nov 21, 2012 9:54 AM
  • Donna H.

    Hi John, I'm thrilled that you have joined our little group! Looking forward to paddling with you and Nancy again! It's always a pleasure.

    Aug 08, 2011 3:51 PM
  • Tom L.

    Tri-State Kayakers

    Also, I'd like to limit the number to 15 yakers...Tom

    Jun 09, 2011 12:50 AM
  • Tom L.

    Tri-State Kayakers

    John...I posted on the calendar a meet up at Winton Woods Lake for this coming Sunday, but for some sort of technical reason with his computer Larry can't make me an organizer so that the event can be announced to the entire group. Could you take a look at the event on the calendar and then pick it up as the organizer so that the word goes out? You wouldn't need any further involvement. Let me know...Tom Loch

    Jun 09, 2011 12:49 AM
  • Lise

    Tri-State Kayakers

    Hi John- finally joined over the wknd. Tonight, bought my kayak!!! So, East Fork sounds nice. Did you see the discussion I started re: Licking River cleanup? Can we do something as a group?

    Sep 09, 2010 11:20 PM
  • Tom L.

    Oops...just read the entire post...I'll either see you at Willie's or the statue.

    Aug 08, 2010 9:02 PM
  • Tom L.

    John, let me know arrangements for where to meet at the ballpark. You can call me at [masked] (cell). Thanks for getting this together.

    Aug 08, 2010 9:00 PM
  • Kathy G.

    Tri-State Hiking Club - Social Events

    Hi John! How is Jackson doing? I'm rooting for West Virginia. Wish I could be there tonight. I cannot make it to Hyde Park to watch the final four.

    Apr 03, 2010 5:37 PM
  • Deb

    Tri-State Hiking Club - Social Events

    are you coming at 1pm with your guns tomorrow? or later? Mike doesn't want to shoot.

    Feb 20, 2010 3:45 PM
  • Brian K

    Louisville Area Canoe & Kayak Group

    Welcome to the group John!

    May 14, 2009 11:16 PM
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