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Valerie and J.


Strongsville, OH
Hometown: Strongsville

Member since:

January 5, 2014


What are your goals in joining this group?

I've never been a serious backpacker but always been an avid naturalist. I'd like to branch out.

How much backpacking experience do you have?

Day hikes to work sites on week long volunteer trail making trips for the American Hiking Society.

What has been your favorite hike/trail (so far!)?

The trail we walked every summer weekend in Zanesville as a kid: swinging from grape vines, salamanders and crayfish under creek rocks, sounds of birds I never saw but only heard there, the smell of the camp fire waiting ahead, the perfect walking stick that later whittled into a marshmallow toaster...

If you could hit the trail with just one person...anyone, living or from the past, who would it be and why?

No answer yet


Hi, just Joise here, no Yael. I grew up playing in the woods and on the sand stone and shale rocks of Dillon State Park in Zanesville OH.

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