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Dennis R.


Portland, OR

Member since:

December 9, 2011

Why do you enjoy spending time out in nature?

This begs the question, but my boyhood was resplendent with Sunday afternoons and days off from farm work hiking with a buddy into 46 acres of wooded hilltops near our little town, fishing in the creek, building lean-to's and, of course, loving the sounds and sights of birds, three kinds of which I barely here anymore when I return to Iowa -- brown thrashers, bobolinks, and the high-in-the-trees warblers and such we could hear but rarely glimpse. So getting back to nature with friends makes me feel like nothing has changed from the "good-old-days."

Do you have rain gear and appropriate non-cotton hiking clothing?

Not yet, but I don't complain about Portland weather, which is always mild like the welcomed warmer late March spring days in the Midwest. I'll understudy Portland folks and build my outdoors wardrobe accordingly.


I'm a Midwesterner just settled in an apartment where I'm lucky to have a visit from one song sparrow and the occasional flocks of bush tits checking out the shrubs by my bay window.

What Dennis R. is saying about this Meetup Group

I like the idea and suspect I am a little out of the age range but not for socializing and hiking if we want interesting folks with engaging personalities, and of course we do.

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