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Barb C.



Bend, OR

Organizer since:

August 10, 2014

Give a small bio of your outdoor experiences

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.

What is the maximum altitude you can handle?

9000 ft. .

Are you familiar with the 10 essentials and how they change with different events?


What outdoor events do you prefer?

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.

Is your activity pace slow, medium or fast?

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.

What Barb C. is saying about this Meetup Group

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.

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