Nashville, TNUSA 37203
November 11, 2009
Love to hike, love to backpack more!
A friend at work that hikes told me about it.
Best decision I've made in a long time! Met so many new friends...NHM rocks!
Lisa, thanks so much. You made it very feasible for those that have not done this for awhile. So much has chg with the gear. I hope a spot opens up. Jane :)
Hi Lisa.. got your mail. Had to back out of the Apr 6 overniter. thx!
I am so glad your offering this to me because I am a true beginner looking to get started.
Thanks for reading my chapter today! You did an amazing job, and my english dialiects sounded great with a southern twist :)
Thanks Lisa, I appreciate you leading the trip and look forward to others in the future. Have a great time in Wyoming be safe and enjoy.
Hi Lisa, I went on a trip today at Warner Park where Donna (last name?) told me that you sometimes lead moderate, shorter hikes. I am getting back into hiking and am working up to longer hikes and long hill climbs, but right now I'm at 5-7 miles with several stops for breath up hills. Yes, I feel truly pathetic in front of the long-distance power hikers and backpackers that populate the hiking and outdoor adventure group, but a person has to start back in somewhere, right?
Thanks for your suggestions. I got a small blue Osprey Aura 50 and it worked great when I took it overnight in the Ozarks a couple of weeks ago. The mesh back is very comfortable and I like the way the various compartments are placed.
I camped out at Big South Fork with you on Oct 7th. I need a new backpack for 1-3 night excursions. What do you suggest. I am 5'2".
Thanks Lisa. Really looking forward to the hike today.
Lisa, the entire 79 miles of the trail that runs through the Smokies is all in top condition now. The rattlesnakes are so populous this year. 3 in 10 days on my friends farm near there and 2 on our work trip. They are so easy to avoid though as they rattle very loudly. They are far less aggressive than even the black snake and will really only strike if absolutely stepped on or grabbed. So I would only say don't wander along with music in ears so you can't hear this time of year. Donna