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Mark C.

Assistant Organizer


Boston, MA

Member since:

May 2, 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 did some minimal hiking in New England when I was in college and shortly after. I really started getting into it when I left and I have hiked in many different places in the world. I was a volunteer guide in the Andes of Bolivia which was a great experience. This past year I have been getting into more winter hiking which I really enjoyed. I like to get out of the city 2 weekends a month sometimes 3 and I mostly go to NH.

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

My favorite is a 3 to 4 day backpack. It's long enough to really get away from everything and to enjoy being outdoors while short enough where you don't have to worry about food drops or other logistical issues.

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

Enjoy being outdoors, build/maintain physical and mental backpacking/hiking skills for extended trips in the future.

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

Volcan Uturuncu in Bolivia, at 6,000 meters the air was really thin and we were poorly prepared. We hiked through knee deep snow in leather boots for 7 hours to summit. I always say it was one of the best day of my life though (my girlfriend says it was one of the worst days of hers haha). With what I've learned about winter hiking equipment since I'd love to go back and do it again.

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

Definitley, I hope to co-lead a few trips this summer and to eventually lead my own trips.


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