Hometown: Portland by way of Cali and Ohio
August 26, 2011
Backpacking- a weekend to learn; a lifetime to master. In addition to trying to satisfy my natural view whoreness (why else would anyone be willing to strap 35+ pounds to their backs and schlep it around it for several days?), I like cutting the cord for a few days at a time and just being "out there", away from the crowds and distractions (and the soft beds and hot showers). I also enjoy the physical and mental challenge of it- I find it to be quite therapeutic.
At some point in the not so distant future, yes.
Solo around Loowit in 2012 was pretty sweet, but then again so was Diamond Peak Wilderness and Goat Rocks in 2013. And then there was The Enchantments...
Started hiking in 2009 and backpacking in 2010. Been trying to make up for lost time ever since !!!