Santa Barbara, CAUSA
Hometown: Bayside, NY
January 15, 2013
Experienced hiker, from day-long death marches to multi-week backpacking trips. Favorites include San Gabriel Mts., CA, Sierra Nevada, CA, Glacier NP, MT and the Indian Himalaya.
Big peaks, multi-day peak-bagging, ridge traverses.
Looking to get some experience with winter hiking and mountaineering...crampon and ice axe type of stuff and basically to go up until i can't go up anymore. A presidential range traverse would be a good goal. Also, I'd like to work on backcountry navigation and winter camping.
Cactus to Clouds, Mt. San Jacinto. 11,000 ft elevation gain in one day. Also the John Muir Trail, due to the length of the trip and number of peak-bagging side trips. Most notable were Mount Lyell via the Lyell Glacier and Mount Mendel from Evolution Lake, which included a small stretch of the Evolution Traverse.
Mostly a solo hiker, so I'm comfortable in the mountains on my own, but haven't led any group hikes.
afflicted with "mountain fever." just relocated from california and looking to explore the white mountains, esp. in winter!