Portland, ORUSA 97202
August 19, 2011
I enjoy being away from the city because it gives me an opportunity to breathe and take things in, rather than dashing about all day running errands/working. Nature is essential to my way of thinking; it provides an outlet and an escape from the stress of living in a world that is often moving too quickly. The unexpected beauty of nature never fails to relax and amaze me; there are endless revelations to be found. I've loved spending time outdoors ever since I was quite small, and each experience leaves an indelible imprint upon my senses.
Yes, I do have rain gear: I have an excellent shell, rain pants, gaitors, and water-proof shoes. I also have an abundance of non-cotton hiking clothing as I know how important that is.
Hi, I love hiking/camping and all things outdoors. I really like the idea of a "contemplative" hiking group as that meshes well with my outlook on exploring nature.