addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1linklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo


Charter Member


Scottsdale, AZ
Hometown: Longview, WA

Member since:

September 29, 2011


Tell us about your backpacking, canyoneering, or hiking experience.

Lots of hiking around Phoenix, multiple Grand Canyon trips, hiking in California, the Tour du Mont Blanc, Nepal to basecamp and several passes and recently a week long trip in Peru.

What's been your favorite destination to date?

Probably the Salkantay trek in Peru because my husband was with me and we stayed in nice lodges.

What's been your toughest trip in the last 2 years? Why?

I don't know. Thank goodness they seem to be getting a little easier. I will say the Wonderland Trail last summer was pretty tough partly due to the terrible weather the first few days . . . snow.

Where would you like to go backpacking, canyoneering, or hiking that you haven't gone?

The Classic Walker's Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt, the JMT which I'm going to do some of this summer, and many more


Once I moved to this sunny weather I started hiking and doing some backpacking. Love to get out in nature and hike.

What Karen is saying about this Meetup Group

Great group of people! My only suggestions is that we all introduce ourselves at the beginning of the hike. Maybe this was done before we met the group at the trailhead. I know some of the group but not everybody. Great hike and didn't we luck out with the weather!


  • This member chose not to make their interests public.

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy