Tom P.

Location:

Merrimac, MA
Hometown: Merrimac

Member since:

August 5, 2007

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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?

Experienced. Hardest hikes- Franconia Ridge - 2006, Mt Madison - 2007. Hikes this year, Mt Monadnock, Welch-dickey, Mt Moosilauke, Pawtuckaway North and South Mountain. Have done 15 4k's. Leader- AMC FortyPlus and Andover Committees. SOLO trained but certificate is not current.

What is your favorite trail adventure experience and greatest challenge?

Being above treeline, or on an open summit on a beautiful day, that's what keeping me going. Greatest challenge is a long descent on bad knees.

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

Yes. but I limit myself to small peaks in wintertime. Have snowshoes, 10pt crampons, stablicers, and instep crampons.

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

No, I don't think I'll live long enough to do all of them

What days of the week do you like to hike ?

Hike most Wednesday's. But being retired, every day is a good day.

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