December 3, 2010
Been hiking 20 years, climbed Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, Mt. Charleston and Mt. Washington in summer & winter. Hiked to bottom of Grand Canyon 10 times, hiked extensively in Zion, Bryce, Yosemite & other places in the West.
All types. Depends on my mood. Love multi-day backcountry trips, easy day-trips, extreme winter mountaineering, multi-day nordic ski trips, etc.
Enjoyment, meditation, "soul cleansing" and some adrenaline rush.
Mt. Rainier and the Grand Canyon are a tie for first place.
I'm a lifelong hiker, climber, whitewater rafter and all-around adventure guy. I'm more into the beauty and solitude of the outdoors than the adrenaline, but stepping outside the comfort zone is a thrill...
Awesome but not for the faint of heart...pretty hard core group so be prepared to work.