February 26, 2012
I'm an avid backpacker and four season hiker.
I've hiked each of them two or more times. I love the Bonds, all the above tree line ridges as well as backpacking the Kilkenny Ridge and have done some great bushwhacks. My biggest 4K challenge was a hike that took me across the summits of 12 4K peaks in a day. The hike consisted of the Pemi Loop with excursions to 4 neighboring peaks (Galehead, North Twin, Zealand and West Bond) and covered 38.5 miles.
Ultimately, I'd like to visit the 48 in each season. I'd like to hike the Wapack Trail, Presi Traverse and Pemi Loop at least once a year for as long as I physically can. This spring or summer, I'd like my dog to finish the 48 with my dog (she is missing Jefferson and Adams. I'm working on the New England Hundred Highest list and tracking the New Hampshire Hundred Highest.
Anything that promises more hiking time than driving time (I'm in the Boston area) is interesting to me. Especially weekday hikes/
Yes - though for a meetup, I see myself more as an organizer and social facilitator than a leader. While I am now a 3 season leader with the AMC and have done some work to develop relevant skills and a knowledge base - I see the AMC leader role as different than the role of an assistant organizer for meetups and see meetup hikers and mutually and equally responsible for each other.
Good group - I hope it continues to grow.
Can't join you but would like to donate. Can you give me info for donation? Good luck, Elizabeth
Hi David. Sorry for the confusion..I did find the other info. that I asked you about, and I won't be able to fit in a 4 hour hike. I can't find out how to change my RSVP.
Hi David. Just signed up for the Friday 9:30 Fells hike. Didn't quite see where we're meeting, or how long you expect to be out? Thanks in advance for getting me that info.
Thanks for allowing me to join the Fells hike last min and for leading such a nice hike on a perfect day. I enjoyed meeting everybody in the group and hope to get out hiking more often. Thank you, and cheers! Rocio
Thanks for organizing and leading the hike yesterday. It was a good time. I look forward to your next outing.
Hello! It was very nice to join everyone on yesterday's hike - it was great!!! Looking forward to more trips :)
hi David, I went to the Fells this morning. Didn't see you. Did I miss something? Thanks! ellie
Dave, the alternate plan was fine. We hike Arethusa and Ripley for a total of six miles or so. Also had a great look at the train going by when we came out of the trail. Falls were spectacular, hike was long enough, after party was really perfect. Have a great hike tomorrow.
UNABLE TO COME ON TODAYS WAPACK TRAIL HIKE afterall. Hoping you get this message!!!!! Pack all set but last minute demands here. Apologies. Looking for the email w. your cell# and hoping to find it to leave message there as well.
Ped- As a lot of yeses seemed to cancel without notification, I was going to stop by on Sun. If you have spaces, fine, if not, at least I'll get a chance to meet you and all. I typically try to practice in my gear, so it is actually practice- will I be an outlier/ appear strange if I brought a full pack?