Jay F.

Event Organizer


Cincinnati, OH

Member since:

July 7, 2010



Jay Freeman, avid backpacker, kayaker, canoer, bicycler, skier. Outings leader for Miami Group of Sierra Club. 61 years old

Please relate, in general terms, your backpacking experience.

Leader of trips for Miami Group of Sierra Club, Lead 12 trips in last 3 years. Experience backpacking out West.

What was your favorite backpacking experience?

Seeing bears in Kings Canyon

What was your funniest backpacking moment?

Watching a fellow hiker playing with a fire, she looked like a dipping bird putting each stick in the fire as she moved around the fire.

What was your most embarrassing backpacking moment?

Getting caught bathing.

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

5 days up and back from Mt. Whitney.

What Jay F. is saying about this Meetup Group

very good

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  • Carreen T.

    Jay, Do you do any bike path only rides on weekends? I live & work in the Clifton area and 5:30p up North would be impossible. Thanks, Carreen

    Jun 02, 2014 8:33 AM
  • Diane

    Hi Jay. Just letting you know that I won't be a part of the communal meal. I have special diet requirements.

    Oct 28, 2013 8:53 PM
  • leigh d.

    Sierra Club Outings - Cincinnati, OH

    Hi Jay,
    I have been following postings of activities and am very eager to participate as soon as I recover from a recent climbing accident.

    Sep 09, 2012 3:41 PM
  • Cristina

    Barry had told me that your wife comes along most of the time, I would have liked to meet her. The creek crossings in BSF are plentiful, I remember 28 on my last hike in July. Thanks for your response and I am looking forward to meeting you on one of these hikes this year.

    Mar 02, 2012 5:00 PM
  • Cristina

    Sierra Club Outings - Cincinnati, OH

    Hello Jay,
    how was Big South Fork? I saw Barry's pictures - they look wonderful. I am still fighting my cold so it was a good thing I did not go but hope to meet you on a future trip

    Mar 02, 2012 11:58 AM
  • Barry

    Sierra Club Outings - Cincinnati, OH

    Hi Jay, thanks again for the great JK trip! Here's the link to my photos... hopefully you can find a way to post them or get them to the others. Let me know if you can't get to them and we'll try something else. Cya next time!


    Oct 10, 2011 8:58 PM
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    Nov 23, 2010 12:26 AM
  • gaurav m.

    Hey jay,
    i am a member of the Michigan Adventurers club in Detroit..I am planning to drive down to concinnatti this weekend and came across this backpacking trip u posted for this weekend.
    i was wondering if the trip is still happening and if i could join?
    i will plan accordingly after you let me know.
    i will leave detroit around 10am on Friday.

    Nov 23, 2010 12:25 AM

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