Heather

Location:

Newton, MA

Member since:

July 21, 2012

What is your hiking experience? (e.g. how long have you been hiking, how often do you get out , where are some of your favorite places, etc.)

I've been hiking on-and-off for the past five years, more "on" over the past year or so. I'm out there at least three times every week - either locally at Blue Hills or further afield in NH.

What type of hikes do you like best? (e.g. day hikes, overnight backpacks, hikes that may involve off-trail "bushwhacking", etc.)

So far, I've only done day hikes, but I'm game to try bushwhacking and (someday, with more hiking experience) backpacking too.

What are your hiking goals? (e.g. just like hiking, enjoy being outdoors, looking to finish one of the "lists", etc.)

Put simply, I love hiking. It's the best "reset button" for a week spent behind a desk. I'd like to complete the NH48 eventually as well (got two so far!) *ETA: Now at 14 4Kers, as of June 2015.

What is the most strenuous/difficult hike that you have done? What made it so tough?

Most strenuous hikes ever - but both were completely worth the effort: 1. Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride, Colorado. The lower oxygen level was a shock to my sea-level lungs, even after three days at altitude. 2. Mount Jackson at Crawford Notch. It was my first winter hike and my first-ever 4000-footer...on three hours of sleep, very little breakfast, *and* a three-hour drive that morning. And I still had a great time!

Do you have any outdoor leadership experience? Would you be interested in organizing and leading your own events with the Random Hikers??

I don't have any hiking leadership experience, but I wouldn't mind giving it a shot with more experience.

Introduction

Hi, I'm Heather. I really enjoy hiking and am looking for more opportunities to get out there and meet new hiking buddies.


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