April 16, 2014
Looking around for wildflowers, trees & critters that give me a sense of the place where I am hiking. Seeing at least a few views of something other than the green tunnel, too. Getting into the rhythm of covering the miles at a comfortable pace.
Like short-medium distance hiking; have hiked mainly in NC & VA, but did some hiking in VT & NH (including 100 miles on the Long Trail) when I lived in New England. My wife and I try to do at least 100 miles on new trail every year. Volunteer trail maintainer on the Falls Lake Trail/MST
I am that rare bird, a Wake County native still living here. Work at NC Department of Commerce, enjoy hiking, music & reading. Looking forward to retirement in a few years to do more of the above.