New York, NYUSA
April 15, 2013
Yes, no problem with that. I actually lead hikes and backpack trips for AMC, and often go on long solo backpack trips, so am good at being self-sufficient.
All of the above. I prefer longer day hikes (12-20 mi) & backpack trips, but sometimes a fun, short hike is a nice change of pace. Did the Escarpment Trail hike with Chris D. on 4/14, but only finished approx 20 mi. due to deep snow/hip pain.
Hike every weekend, both day hikes & backpacking. Enjoy challenges. Easy day 8-10 mi, typical day 12-15 mi, backpacking avg 20 mi per day, approx 7-10 days,[masked] mi. Love Harriman, Catskills, ADK High Peaks, Whites, Grafton Loop, 100 MW/Katahdin.
Intermediate to fast. Day hike pace approx. 3 mph, backpack pace approx. 2.5 mph. ADK High Peaks pace approx. 2.25 mph.
Avid hiker/backpacker; likes long-distance backpack trips, but also fond of short hikes & long naps. Maintain a 2-mile section of the AT in NY; a member of Jolly Rovers Trail Crew, Catskill 3500 Club, AMC, ADK, NYNJTC, ATC, AHS & ALDHA (acronym hog).