August 17, 2010
I started off with outdoors stuff when me and a friend found a little cave in a nearby park. From there I started caving and it was a hobby. Since White Nose Syndrome has been spreading I started getting into backpacking and hiking.
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I tend not to be as 'goal driven'(aka 'let's be focused and make 12 mi today') and more 'explorer' type. When hiking if I see something cool we have to bushwhack through to get to I will want to go see it. I want to do most side trips.
I kind of grew up with it doing cub scouts and the like. But really started doing it when I started caving(many caves have long hikes and are hard to find) about 4-5 years ago.