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Carmichael, CA
Hometown: Carmichael

Member since:

February 19, 2013

What is your experience with the NH 4000-footers: How many have you hiked, which have been your favorites, what were your biggest challenges?

I have completed all lists (summer, winter, all season). My favorites are the Southern Presidentials--I love going in and out from Edmunds Path-tagging Eisenhower over to Washington and then back again. My biggest challenges have been in Colorado doing the 14ers and I still have not faced the Knife's Edge in Maine. Major exposure is a challenge. Here in the Whites, my biggest issue can be keeping warm in sub zero conditions with high winds and wind chills and having to stop and wait for long periods of time.

What are your hiking goals?

To have fun, move along appreciating the beauty while also keeping a decent pace, to share grand adventures with friends.

Do you hike all seasons?


What hikes would you like to see posted?

at some point I would like to explore New York and finish my Maine peaks, which means overnights I know and still would be fun. Also creative routes getting to summits, getting off the mainstay trails such as up Valley Way, then down the slides over to Six Husbands up to Jefferson, then over to Adams and down from there. That was a great day.

Are you interested in leading your own hikes or events?

No. I travel a lot for family (elderly parents with health issues) and school and when things come up and I have to go, well, I have to go.


I'm a California transplant who loves the White Mountains just as much as the Sierras. I an an avid hiker, above treeline is my favorite place (pending weather of course). I also am getting more involved with back country skiing--a blast as well.

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