Hometown: Turner's Falls, MA
June 11, 2012
I have been hiking in earnest for about a year and a half. I try to get in the Blue Hills as much as possible. I try for at least twice a week, but prefer 4 or 5 hikes. I like Western MD and VA because the area is very beautiful. I am also partial to Western MA because I was born there. After getting a taste of the NH48, the Whites are becoming a weekend destination.
I prefer day hikes because I like to relax after a long trip. Even with Girl Scouts, I have not been a camping girl.
Right now I want to work on my stamina and endurance. I enjoy being outside and hiking just allows me to center myself. Outside of personal growth, I am in the early planning phases of section hiking the AT. I figure it should takes me 20+/- years to finish. I plan on completing the NH48 by 48. I am sure that I will have other goals in the future.
Even after completing 2 of the NH48, Mt. Monadnock was the hardest. It is like a mixture of all hiking conditions in a short period of time. Plus, I am slow. Mt. Garfield would come in next because it was the first major hike after being out of commission for a month.
Not at this time.
I am a HS teacher in Metro Boston. Hiking is one way for me to relax and unwind.
Great group. Looking forward to more hikes.