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veronika
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PostSat Dec 15, 2018 7:58 pm 
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Hello there... I am sort of a new member. I have been living in Florida for the past six years and am recently coming back to the Seattle area. Would love to meet up and go on some hikes... maybe get togethers, whatever! please feel free to PM me!  chickenleg.gif

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PostMon Dec 17, 2018 3:36 pm 
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Welcome back Veronica!   Looking forward to your next trip report here  smile.gif .
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PostWed Jul 15, 2020 11:37 am 
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I like to hike to lakes, cook backpacking food, go fishing, take pictures, and eat wild berries.  I like gnarly old trees and I like to feel all the different rocks and see the plants and wildflowers.  It's fun to find snow in July, which can only really be done in the mountains or in grandma's refrigerator.  I'm from Minnesota and the mountains fill me with awe.

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PostThu Aug 27, 2020 6:46 pm 
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Hi all!

Iím new to posting here, although I will admit that Iíve been a lurker for a while.

I love getting out every weekend and day off to conquer a new hike and take the occasional backpacking trip. I also enjoy my continuing education in mountaineering. My eventual goal is to someday summit Mts. Hood, Baker, Olympus, and Rainier. So far, Iím really lacking in the training and uphill shape department, so stay tuned on how all that is going. tongue.gif In the winter, Iím a ski patroller and an avid snowboarder. I love getting out on touring gear as well to enjoy safe low angle terrainómostly since I don't have a lot of ski partners here in the PNW.

Enjoying learning from everyoneís advice and trip reports on this forum!
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PostWed Sep 16, 2020 3:42 pm 
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Guess I'll do an introduction......if for no other reason than to get this page a bit more up to date. smile.gif

I'm Gary & been hiking/backpacking since Boy Scouts, troop 326 Lake City Seattle.  That would make it about 60 years now (scary).  Lately what surprises me most about that is how little I've retained in 2 critical areas; first aid & use of compass.......just enough to get in trouble.

Lakes for fishing was the interest for 3/4's of early years outdoors, getting up high, scrambling to non technical peaks came late enough to now it's getting difficult to make the required effort.  Last extended backpack trip in the Oregon Wallowas 3 years ago.  Most hiking remains in Stevens Pass area & Mt. Loop Highway.  Commute traffic on evening returns has made Baker & N.Cascade Highway areas more attractive in recent years.  What's more problematic for day hiking now days is you kinda want to be on a trail for at least as many hrs. as driving to the trail head took. The other big disappointing change for me is the practice of no campfires.  The next generation I guess probably won't even miss what once was a major reason for overnight in the back country.

Just discovered this forum & it's already been fun hrs. of vicarious enjoyment of what I used to be able to anticipate doing.  But it's also a great motivator to continue participate in enjoyment of the great area we live in.  Thanks to all of you who contribute to this community.
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