New Brunswick, NJUSA
Hometown: New Brunswick NJ
October 26, 2011
Potentially all, but I'll start with the day hikes.
Harriman, Catskills, Schunemunk, Mt. Washington (MA). South Mountain, Bear Mountain, Breakneck Ridge/Taurus/Casino, Minnewaska/Mohonk hikes, etc, etc. Regularly hike 15+ miles at a time. Longest flat and mountain hikes around 20 miles.
Depends on the terrain. I'm low-intermediate on level ground and on descents, slow and steady on ascents. I tend to start slowly and pick up speed towards the last few miles.
Hi, first year in the area, been hiking virtually every weekend for over half of it. Started as raw beginner, getting fitter every hike.
I'm a basically fit beginner, compared to their advanced levels of fitness and experience, but still the leaders took time and effort to encourage and educate me. A special shout out to Yelena, who stayed with and encouraged me for practically the whole 11 miles.