April 29, 2011
I prefer hikes between 7-12 miles with an elevation gain between 1500 and 3000 feet but I have also been known to hike up to 20 miles plus in one day. I prefer hiking the sub- alpine zone but I also enjoy hiking on the coast and desert. My favorite places to hike are the Ansel Adams Wilderness near Mammoth and the Pacific Northwest in Olympic and North Cascades National Parks. I love hiking along high ridges, beautiful meadows, and crystal clear mountian lakes. I also enjoy car camping because it allows me to explore an area in depth over a two to five day period.
Over the years I have had the privilege to hike many of the great mountain ranges, ancient forests, and wilderness beaches in the Western U.S. and Canada...and...I love it all!