Assistant Organizer


Walpole, MA
Hometown: Walpole

Member since:

August 22, 2014

Which aspects of mountaineering and backcountry sports are of most interest to you? -- (Hiking) (Backcountry Skiing) (Ice Climbing) (Rock Climbing) (Backpacking & Camping) ?

I like hiking, backpacking and camping. Being in the woods in the winter is a great experience. In Walpole, MA , I often go out at night on snow shoes or X-C skis.

What is your level of mountaineering experience or other backcountry skills? -- (Novice) (Beginner) (Intermediate) (Advanced) (Pro)? (Feel free to add some specifics):

Each year in early March, I run an overnight trip to a mountaintop cabin. In January, I run a trip to a USFS cabin on the Kancamagus Highway. I also run a trip to the same cabin each year at the end of September. The cabins are used as bases for day-hiking in the Whites ("white Whites in winter"). I have crampons and micro-spikes and snow shoes. I'd rank myself as Intermediate. In the past, I was a senior leader in the AMC Boston Chapter whitewater program. Recent NH hikes have included North & South Twin; Willey - Field - Avalon.

What is your greatest achievement in the the mountains as of today?

As of now, I'm up to 33 peaks in my quest to complete all[masked]-footers.

What is you "next" greatest goal? Touch some summit? Backpack a trail?

My current "bucket list" hike is a traverse of the Bonds, starting at Lincoln Woods, camping at Guyot and finishing with Zealand before heading out on Zealand Trail.

What was your most epic, trip that gives you the cold sweats in the middle of the night?

Franconia Ridge, accessed from Lincoln Woods, was memorable. A few cold sweats on the trail, but nothing that wakes me up in the middle of the night.


I enjoy hiking in NH and MA as well as canoeing the many rivers of both states.

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