Hometown: Tacoma, WA
September 17, 2012
I think as a Co-Organizer, leading a minimum of 2 of the hikes each month, for the past couple years, it's probably time to change my response on this to a definite YES :-)
Several times a year.
Completed an overnight hike up Mt Rainier this summer (up to Camp Muir), carrying a 40 lb pack. So, I would say yes. :-)
Yes, but I prefer ones further out, just because they tend to be prettier. I don't like killing myself for a hike with no scenery. Granted, I realize that we are not going to have anything as pretty as Washington, but there are still some nice spots, mostly in the Smokies or the Ozarks.
Originally from Washington State, I love the outdoors and am a former Boy Scout leader. I have 2 sons, and almost all of our vacations are in the outdoors.
Great group. Enjoy the hikes and my fellow hikers!