Hometown: NY + CA
July 21, 2012
I've been hiking in California since childhood and especially love the High Sierra and deserts. I've more recently been exploring the Whites.
I Love overnight backpacking but I like day hikes too. I'm Interested in doing more off-trail.
I like the exercise but also just being up in the mountains--it's especially nice to take it all in while resting/eating/camping along the way. I wouldn't mind ticking some trails or peaks off the bucket list but that's not the top priority.
Mount Whitney (14,500'). The hard part was the thin air and doing it all in a single day rather than overnight.
Perhaps after doing several hikes and becoming more familiar with the area.