June 12, 2009
Hiked and backpacked in the Appalachians (Whites, Longfellows, Greens, Daks, Catskills, Smokies, Shenandoah and a few other places), Rockies, Cascades and Sierras - all seasons.
Hard terrain with route-finding challenges get me interested.
Completed the NH48 and not working on any other lists. Right now, I'm looking to do more technical routes - snow couloirs, ice, mixed climbing.
Bonds in Feb, with 60+ mph winds on Bondcliff Ridge, and breaking trail much of the way was tough, but doable. A wet day in the Adirondack Great Range was brutal. Pemi Loop in a day was generally tiring. Long Winter days in the Cascades with over 5000 ft of elevation gain. Hard to pick one...
AMC leadership program, about a half dozen AMC co-leads, several Meetup events, and climbing trips for the Univ of Wisconsin Mountaineering Club
I like going up stuff, and getting back down again.