June 29, 2012
I have been hiking regularly for the past 8 years. I did extensive hiking while living in Switzerland for 4 years. For the past 3 years I have enjoyed hiking in the White Mountains and try to hike 2-3 times/month. I have completed 36 of my 48 peaks.
I like day hikes; I don't enjoy bushwhacking and have not done too many overnight backpacks, but would like to do more of those.
To hike enough so that I can eat whatever I want! :-) Just to be outdoors and get exercise... hiking is my favorite activity.
I have hiked up to 9000 ft in Switzerland, but one of my most difficult hikes was just recently, coming down off of Osceola. I had new boots and even though they were the same size as my old ones, I have developed osteo-arthritis in both of my big toes and coming down that day I felt like my toes were jamming in the front of the boot. That fact and the awful bugs that day made it a difficult hike!
I finished my 48 this year... WOOT!
Wonderful group of friendly hikers!