July 10, 2014
Have skied and hiked 40+ years. Most of my hiking was in Sierra Nevada area of N. Calif and western WA.
I've hiked at 8,000 elevation from time to time.
I'm familiar with 10 essentials, but not sure about specific changes for different events.
I prefer skiing (both Alpine and XCtry), kayaking and hiking. Just getting back to cycling.
I'd say my pace is medium depending upon the elevation gain. If steep, then I'm slow. Just walking the flats I'm moderately fast.
Lived in Bend only 6 months so I look to explore new sites. I enjoy hiking, kayaking and photography. Work as a personal historian.
First time was good.