January 7, 2013
Yes. I agree with the rules and guidelines and will of course abide by them.
My secondary education included an outward-bound type experience and I have taken hikes and camped throughout the west and northeast.
Long day hikes are my preferred format, but occassional overnight camping trips--even long weekends--are feasible if the number of driving hours is limited (less than five hours).
I have taken my family on hikes and cross-country ski trips in the Catskills and rural Connecticut. We have also camped in New Mexico, Arizona, California, Washington, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey (really).
I have become an intermediate hiker due to my sedentary urban lifestyle. This could change with experience, but my wife will continue to hike at slow to intermediate speeds, just because.
I have done most--nearly all--of my hiking in the city for too long. I want to get back among trees and hope that joining this group spurs me to fulfill this want.