My name is Lisa. I'm new to this forum, but not at all to hiking. I grew up hiking in the Smokey Mountains with my family before I moved out west. I now live in Portland (going on my 5th year here!) and I love the accessibility to hiking/outdoors that it offers. I'm always seeking to find new places to explore in the Portland area, especially as popular hikes get evermore popular. I enjoy the solitude and peace that a low traffic hike offers
A little more about me:
- I'm from Ohio but moved here after living in NYC for 6 years
- Experience level: intermediate to experienced and always learning
- yes, I'm open to partnering with others on hikes/backpack trips. I love learning from others!
- Career highlight: my first backpacking trip was in Yosemite in 2014. I was solo and had no idea what I was getting myself into. After getting caught in a wild t-storm on the first night I was ready to throw in the towel on overnighting. But when I woke up in the morning the sun was shining and it beaconed me on. I slept under the supermoon the following night and I've never felt more free. I've been hooked since
I've been referencing this website since moving to the area and I want to take a second to express my GRATITUDE for all of the work and love that's gone into this site. It is obvious and much appreciated. I'm excited to contribute and share knowledge with you all as we continue to embrace our common passion, the outdoors!
Introduce yourself to the group! We welcome novice and expert alike! We especially love hearing from those new to Portland and those new to hiking
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