Barry

Location:

Randolph, MA
Hometown: Randolph

Member since:

January 6, 2012

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

Everything except climbing. Not sure I can overcome my fear of heights, though once when I was young and stupid, 18, I did parachuting.

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

Moderately experienced hikers, backpacker, including in winter.

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

No answer yet

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

No answer yet

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

No answer yet

Introduction

Live the outdoors, want to make new friends.

What Barry is saying about this Meetup Group

I just arrived back late last night from an 8 day backpack trip in the Rocky Mountains, with Jay as the primary leader. I'd been an experienced NH day hiker but with very minimal backpacking experience. Theoretically this was WAY over my head, but I went. it was incredible, wonderful, and many more superlative adjectives. It was a lifechanging experience. Among other things I showed me what I am capable of, both physically and mentally. Jay and Kristie and Carl and the rest of the group, all of whom are more experienced than me, were very patient in teaching me what I needed to learn. Jay's experience and knowledge is remarkable. As the result of this trip I am now a (moderately experienced) backpacker. And the camaraderie of being with the same people 24 hr/day for 8 days was also a great experience. All participants were great. This is indeed the best outdoors group.


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