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Assistant Organizer


Sandia Park, NM

Member since:

June 24, 2007

The pack I usually carry is a (brand/model)?

Most often a well-used Deuter ACT Lite

I enjoy backpacking because?

I like almost any outdoor activity, but backpacking may be my favorite. I enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the backcountry, the beautiful night skies, and just being away for awhile.

I consider myself a (beginner, intermediate or advanced) backpacker?

Intermediate to advanced.

My favorite place to backpack & hike in NM is?

That's tough, narrowing it to one. I really enjoy the Pecos Wilderness, but also enjoy the variety of the whole state. Some other favorites are Jemez, Gila, and the Bisti.

My favorite piece of gear is?

Combination of my boots and socks


I backpack frequently in the Pecos, Jemez & other parts of NM. Regular trips to Grand Canyon and in southern Colorado. Less regularly to more distant destinations. Enjoy backpacking with my dog when possible.

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