Alyssa

Location:

North Truro, MA
Hometown: Bethesda, MD & Pacific Northwest

Member since:

November 12, 2012

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 am an experienced hiker. Hardest hike: probably the West Coast Trail, BC (5-night, solo), I've informally organized/led group hikes and backpack trips with friends.

What is your favorite trail adventure experience and greatest challenge?

I did a solo 2 night backpack trip in Denali. The greatest challenge was staying warm. I almost ended the trip after one night because the weather was so wet and cold and my tent pole had broken so I needed to jury rig a splint for it. But I decided to stay out one more night and was rewarded the next morning with amazing views of Denali, a fresh layer of snow on everything, and the beginning of the sand hill crane migration. I love hiking/skiing with my dog and especially love LONG day hikes.

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

I hike all seasons, but in the winter I am more inclined to be hiking with my 'bush whacking', cross country skis. I have back-country/telemark, cross country, and skate skis, skijoring equipment (and wanna-be sled dog), snow shoes, hiking boots and shoes, traction devices, backpacking equipment (pack, tent, compass, altimeter, etc.).

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

In general, I am not a goal oriented hiker. I just like to get out there and soak in my surroundings. I like long expeditions and would like to do a long (>month) hike or canoe/kayak trip someday.

What days of the week do you like to hike ?

I'm not sure of my schedule yet.

Introduction

Hi! I recently moved to Maine from Oregon and love to hike, cross/back-country ski, and skijor with my dog. I'm looking forward to exploring the northeast and meeting others who like non-motorized outdoor activities.


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