February 26, 2012
That's a long list - I enjoy hiking, biking, climbing, camping, kayaking, rafting, outdoor photography, and anything other way to have fun in the Great Outdoors! Nature has been a central part of my life for as long as I can remember.
I grew up in Arizona, and my parents used to take me and my sister on frequent picnics and hikes out in the desert and riparian canyons around the state. We also would go camping and stay in cabins by the high-country lakes along the Mogollon Rim and in the White Mountains, where I have lots of fond memories of catching trout out on the lakes. One weekend up in the White Mountains a huge stray dog, a German Shepard-wolf mix, wandered up to our cabin and befriended us. We brought him home, and Duke became my most beloved childhood pet and companion.
Hi, I'm Doug. I'm looking forward to meeting fellow outdoor enthusiasts on LL Bean trips.