Hometown: Albany NY
June 17, 2012
I would say my experience level would be about a 6. I am not a fast hiker but have done some long and tough hikes in the High Peaks including backpacking in Winter.
My favorite High Peak hike is Dix mountain but I love the view and hiking the loop to Black Mountain overlooking Lake George.
I've hiked many of the High Peaks in the Adirondacks but never became a 46er.
Day hiking, back packing, kayaking, roller skating, swimming, snorkeling, scalloping (in Florida where I live)
Best trip was a 5 day winter backpack into Lake Tear and did Skylight, Grey and Marcy. There was a big snowstorm and we had the woods to ourselves. It was like a trip to heaven.
I live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida but grew up in the Capital Region and my family is still there so I come to visit often. I did a lot of hiking in the Adirondacks and when I lived in NY I was an organizer for Hiking Mates.