phil y.

Location:

Manchester, NH
Hometown: concord

Member since:

August 15, 2011

What is your hiking experience ? Would you rate yourself as beginner/intermediate, moderate, experienced? pace is slow, average, or fast? Your hardest hike was....? Have you ever organized or lead a group hike?

I feel like I am a fairly experience hiker. My hardest hike was Mt Jefferson but only because it was mid-oct and the last mile was cold, misty, and icy. I have taken small groups of friends hiking.

What is your favorite trail adventure experience and greatest challenge?

My favorite trail adventure was on South Moat in late June last year. I had a good morning hiking and on the way down I came upon a black bear eating some berries beside the trail. As the trail bent toward the bear I watched it for a bit, then made some noise and scared it off. My greatest challenge might have been Frankenstein Cliffs in the late fall. I went to Arethusa Fall and hiked over to the cliffs. The trail down the cliffs was covered with wet oak and beech leaves. It was a slow descent with few slides but nervewracking. Despite that it was a great day and the views were fabulous.

Do you hike all seasons ? What gear do you own and know how to use?

Only spring, summer, and fall. I do have crampons, snowshoes, and X-country skis but I have never hiked in the winter. I would be interested in winter hiking.

Do you have a hiking goal, such as reaching all NH 4000ft peaks? NE100 highest?

Yes, the 4000 footers.

What days of the week do you like to hike ?

My schedule varies from week to week and I often have my days off during the week.

Introduction

I am a 56 year old hiker. Love the outdoors. I have been hiking the 4000 footers but like any good hike.

What phil y. is saying about this Meetup Group

I thought the meetup was great as were the people and I hope to be able to go on more hikes in the future.


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