August 10, 2014
I have lived in Bend and hiked Oregon and Washington for the past 20 years. I get out for a backpack trip a minimum of 3 times each year (some with family, some with a group and some solo). I have my favorite hikes and packs that I repeat every year and try to add to the list. It's getting pretty long and time is too scarce to get to everything that appeals to me but I give it a decent try.
9000 ft. .
I like hiking to destinations that offer a unique feature, body of water or free flowing water. For backpacking I strive to reach altitudes that offer alpine flower displays. I love introducing hikers to scenes of beauty that they have not yet imagined existed.
Medium paced. I am a runner and very active but like to see the terrain that I am in. I take some photos when I see something new that interests me but prefer to keep moving as much as possible. There's usually a goal ahead that keeps me going.
I am interested in hikes,kayaking, snowshoeing or cross country ski outings,camping, fishing and backpacking. I like to bring my dog as often as possible. She is a great trail dog and does all those activities with me.
This is a diversified group that serves the need of all ranges of hiking abilities. There is always something that is just right for every hiker.