Username: TreeFrog (Email)
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I am a: Hiker/Backpacker - I enjoy both hiking and backpacking and have no preference.
I go hiking: Once per month
I usually go on hikes that are: Moderate to Difficult
Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Biography: I'm an avid hiker and backpacker and hike frequently in the Midwest but drive South on long weekends particularly in Western N.C. Spent most of my life in the OH/PA area with a brief stink in D.C./No. Virginia (where I first hiked the Appalachian Trail). Attempted a thru-hike on the A.T. a few years back, made it to my birth state of Pennsylvania, then bailed due to heat and humidity. I am hope to finish the A.T. but am also looking at a less ambitious adventure on the John Muir Trail.
My Best Hike: Denali National Park
Best Hike Description: Man, what a great place. There's no trails, just miles of treeless wilderness and tons of wildlife. Climb over a ridge, drop into a drainage, and you'll find yourself in total isolation.
My Worst Hike: Appalachian Trail (Pennsylvania)
Worst Hike Description: During my thru-hike it was brutally hot and humid in my birth state of PA. The rocks wore me down and I threw in the towel. That was a terrible day.
A Memorable Trail Moment: Appalachian Trail (Georgia): Seeing that first white blaze on the A.T. and knowing I was free to wander north for the next six months. That was a great feeling and a memorable moment.
Dumbest Trail Move: I took a new pair of leather boots on the Appalachian Trail when I tried to thru-hike it a few years back - torture on the feet. The blisters were brutal.
Trails That I Want To Hike: Appalachian Trail, John Muir Trail
|Flint Ridge State Memorial||United States||Ohio||Moderate||1.30 miles|
|Pokagon State Park - Lake Lonidaw Loop||United States||Indiana||Moderate to Difficult||1.30 miles|