New York, NYUSA
November 23, 2010
I don't understand the first half of the question. As I said above, I'm not very "experienced" or advanced, and I'm not sure what "social" means, but yes, I know I'm responsible for my own safety.
Easy day hikes, weekend skiing trips.
Yes, hiking in New Jersey (see above), and long walks in Manhattan (3-4 miles).
I am a beginning hiker: I recently hiked to the top of Ramapo Mountain (6 miles in 4 hours). I used to ski when I was younger and would love to take it up again, perhaps a weekend trip to somewhat local places, like in the Catskills.
Very well organized; lots of fun activities in addition to hiking.