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Rich

Location:

Boston, MA

Member since:

May 2, 2012

What is your hiking experience? (e.g. how long have you been hiking, how often do you get out , where are some of your favorite places, etc.)

I have been hiking for over five years, seriously the past three. I have completed the New England 100 Highest and currently working on Winter 48 and plan to be done within the year. I like to get out most every weekend and I have many favorite places although Baxter State Park in Maine, at Chimney Pond is my most favorite.

What type of hikes do you like best? (e.g. day hikes, overnight backpacks, hikes that may involve off-trail "bushwhacking", etc.)

I am interested in all the above, have grown fond of bushwhacking since completing the NEHH.

What are your hiking goals? (e.g. just like hiking, enjoy being outdoors, looking to finish one of the "lists", etc.)

I am working on finishing the Winter 48 by March. I do enjoy just hitting peaks I've done already as well, informally focusing on doing ones I haven't done in certain months so as to add to the Grid list.

What is the most strenuous/difficult hike that you have done? What made it so tough?

I did Zealand and the Bonds from Zealand hut this past winter in a cold wind and rain. It was about 14 miles and we got pretty wet during the hike and stayed that way until returning to the hut. The mileage, weather conditions, and trail conditions, soft snow and post holing even with snowshoes on made for a most difficult and challenging, but fine day. We accomplished our goal! The Presidential traverse was also a difficult hike and close second.

Do you have any outdoor leadership experience? Would you be interested in organizing and leading your own events with the Random Hikers??

Possibly

Introduction

I have been hiking in the White Mountains, Vermont and Maine the past three years. I love leaving the city and spending time in the mountains. Although mostly a peak bagger, I enjoy every hike and meeting new people.

What Rich is saying about this Meetup Group

A fine bunch of hikers indeed, friendly and easy to chat with during the hike. Karine did a great job organizing and leading this hike and made everyone feel comfortable as a group.


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