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James

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Location:

Boston, MA
Hometown: Boston, MA

Member since:

April 18, 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've been hiking for about 15 years. I'll manage to get out and do a few 4000 footers a year (not working on a list, though I'm thinking I should start) and I do an annual trip to Katahdin in early August. With family that recently moved to Vermont, I'm shifting my interest to the Green Mountains.

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

Any hike that includes a water hole is fine with me. I'm more of a day hiker but I'll do the occasional over night back pack as well.

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

I just enjoy being outdoors. I'm also a big flora/fauna person so finding new things to add to my list of "seen it" is pretty fun too.

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

Katahdin about five years ago. It rained like a monsoon the night before and was unusually cold the following day so that even in August the Knife's Edge had small spots of black ice. It was more mental than anything else but I don't think I've concentrated so hard on each step during a section of hiking in my life.

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

Sure, at some point, that would be great. I led a few trips many, many, many years ago in college.

Introduction

I'm a life-long New Englander who enjoys getting out of the city (far north Maine or just to the Fells, doesn't matter much) and spending some time in the great outdoors.


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