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Hartford, CT

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September 29, 2012

How frequently do you hike?

I walk about four miles a day during the week and trial hike 5-15 miles over the weekends.

Please tell us where you have hiked within the past year (which mountains or hills) and please tell us what types and lengths of hikes in which you have experience.

It depends on my goals at the moment... I like to do short ascent and decent hikes for fitness. Keeping the hike under an hour with a length of about 3 miles and 800 feet of total vertical. I like day trip hiking to a geological or historic feature and I like long distance backpacking. The above characterization of my hiking proclivities may give you the impression that I am some sort of super fit hiking machine. Nothing could be further from the truth. When it comes to workout hikes or backpacking, I actually hate doing them, but I love the feeling of looking back over my shoulder when I am done and being able to say; " Damn, I just did that!" In fact, if you go out for a beer with me after a particular hard hike you will probably have to listen to me say; " Damn, I can't believe I just did that" about 30 times during the evening.

In what outdoor activities do you participate in addition to hiking?

I have been section hiking (actually backpacking) the complete AT ever since college. I usually do two trips a year, each 2 to 3 days long. I started in Georgia and I am currently working through VT. I like to snow shoe and camp. I would also love the opportunity to crew on someones sail boat either for the day or a several day journey.


I like to hike and backpack. I am in control of my own schedule and would love to find people who can do day time hikes on a weekday.

What chris is saying about this Meetup Group

There are three things I like about this group: 1) People that sign up for an event usually show up ... I have been involved in other hiking groups where 35 people sign up for an event and only 15 show up 2) There is core group of "regulars" that go to these events, so you really have the opportunity to get to know one another. Other hiking meets I have attended always seem to have a bunch of new people on each event so you end up meeting a lot of new people but never have the opportunity to get to get to know each other. 3) The after hike activities are just as fun and interesting as the hikes themselves and it really allows the group to connect with each other.

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