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Alan G.

Organizer, CHIEF

Location

Las Vegas, NV

Joined group

Dec 21, 2005

Introduction

I have met some excellent hiking partners in this group, not to mention many new friends. Come on out and enjoy some beautiful trails with some wonderful people.

How did you get started hiking, or what has gotten you back in to it?

I started hiking out at Red Rock when I was about 11 to overcome my fear of heights. I loved the rush of adrenaline I got from scrambling all over Calico. That enjoyment eventually cementend in to a general love of the outdoors.

Where is the most scenic place you've ever hiked or camped?

West Rim Trail at Zion. The first time I went, I backpacked it, and wound up having to hobble out with 2nd degree burns on my feet. The next time, a buddy and I did it as a day trip and it was awesome! Most recently, I took the hiking group up.

Where would you most like the group to go on an outing?

Yosemite National Park. I haven't yet been there myself, but I'm positive it will live up to my grandest expectations.

Why are you joining VegasHikers?

Mostly to meet new people. I am very gregarious, and not many of my friends shared my passion for the outdoors. By joining this group, I have been able to meet many new friends who share one of the things I enjoy most.

What is the most difficult hike you have ever done?

Probably the Narrows at Zion from the top down. As if the hike wasn't difficult enough to begin with, I badly sprained my ankle about six miles in and had to hobble through the remaining ten.