Boston, MAUSA 02118
February 18, 2012
I've summitted most of NHs 4000 footers including the Presis, and have been hiking regularly including winter hiking for the past 5 years. Favorite places include Baxter State Park, Acadia, and the Bonds.
I generally prefer day-hikes due to my work schedule, but would be interested in weekend car-camping and backpacking trips. I've bushwhacked several times but find trail hiking more enjoyable.
Mainly recreational and enjoyment, I find it a great way to discover the wild and meet like-minded outdoorsy people.
Summitted Mt Rainier in Washington (14410 ft summit) in 2013 and Mt Shasta in N California (14162 summit) in 2010, difficult due to the distance and altitude, plus it involved technical mountaineering gear (ice axe, crampons, harnessing in certain sections) - everything above treeline was covered in snow but it was very fulfilling.
Yes, I have some recent leadership experience with the AMC, though would be more comfortable leading 3-season hikes instead of winter.
I'm an outdoor enthusiast In the Boston MA area, interested in hiking, skiing, and other outdoorsy stuff around New England.