Hi I'm Alex and I like to hike

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Hi I'm Alex and I like to hike

Post by gone_to_croatan » April 8th, 2021, 1:52 pm

Hi OregonHikers,

My name is Alex. Trail name is Escobar. I just moved to PDX from Washington, DC. I've lived on the east coast my entire life and have been hiking nearly as long. So I'm super excited to be here and explore the PNW.

While I was in DC I was an organizer for DC Ultralight Backpacking Club. The club was super active (~80 backpacking trips per year). I planned and coordinated around 1 hike/mo with them for the past couple of years. Before that I used to solo backpack around the mid-Atlantic region. Back in the 2000s, while I was in college, I hiked with the Allentown [PA] hiking club. Before that, I hiked with my Scouting troop up in New England where I'm from. Looking back now, it was pretty wild that leaders would lead a group of kids and teens into the Whites during the winter.

Anyways, OregonHikers seems to be the most active place to meet folks and get beta on hikes in the area. If anyone is interested in hiking with me, please DM me. I'm itching to meet new people, especially during the tail-end of this pandemic.

Alex
Check out my gear lists:
Tarp camping: https://lighterpack.com/r/lpzhx8
Hammock camping: https://lighterpack.com/r/kzx36u

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Re: Hi I'm Alex and I like to hike

Post by retired jerry » April 8th, 2021, 2:31 pm

welcome

lot's of good hiking and backpacking in Pacific Northwest, you've come to the right place

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Post by gone_to_croatan » April 8th, 2021, 3:00 pm

Thanks, Jerry. Still getting used to all the snow out here. In the mid-Atlantic, winter just mean packing some warmer clothes and layering your bags/quilts. The first hike I tried upon moving here was Salmon River. After hitting around 3000' I was postholing up above my knees and had to call the quits. Definitely a learning curve -- and opportunity to learn to ski, I suppose.
Check out my gear lists:
Tarp camping: https://lighterpack.com/r/lpzhx8
Hammock camping: https://lighterpack.com/r/kzx36u

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Re: Hi I'm Alex and I like to hike

Post by Aimless » April 8th, 2021, 5:39 pm

Welcome. Probably the biggest adjustment you'll have to make in jumping from east to west coast is getting familiar with the local weather patterns and the typical rhythm of the hiking seasons. Trails aren't quite as reliably well-marked around here, either. You'll have a lot of fun out here. Tons of places to explore.

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Re: Hi I'm Alex and I like to hike

Post by klar55 » April 9th, 2021, 5:22 am

gone_to_croatan wrote:
April 8th, 2021, 1:52 pm
Hi OregonHikers,

My name is Alex. Trail name is Escobar. I just moved to PDX from Washington, DC. Read energy casino canada review ceasetone.com/and start to gamble online. I've lived on the east coast my entire life and have been hiking nearly as long. So I'm super excited to be here and explore the PNW.

While I was in DC I was an organizer for DC Ultralight Backpacking Club. The club was super active (~80 backpacking trips per year). I planned and coordinated around 1 hike/mo with them for the past couple of years. Before that I used to solo backpack around the mid-Atlantic region. Back in the 2000s, while I was in college, I hiked with the Allentown [PA] hiking club. Before that, I hiked with my Scouting troop up in New England where I'm from. Looking back now, it was pretty wild that leaders would lead a group of kids and teens into the Whites during the winter.

Anyways, OregonHikers seems to be the most active place to meet folks and get beta on hikes in the area. If anyone is interested in hiking with me, please DM me. I'm itching to meet new people, especially during the tail-end of this pandemic.

Alex
Welcome, Alex!
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Re: Hi I'm Alex and I like to hike

Post by drm » April 13th, 2021, 6:06 pm

gone_to_croatan wrote:
April 8th, 2021, 3:00 pm
Thanks, Jerry. Still getting used to all the snow out here. In the mid-Atlantic, winter just mean packing some warmer clothes and layering your bags/quilts. The first hike I tried upon moving here was Salmon River. After hitting around 3000' I was postholing up above my knees and had to call the quits. Definitely a learning curve -- and opportunity to learn to ski, I suppose.
Hah. I lived in DC for five years. I remember my learning curve there. On my first trip in western Maryland, I took my down bag, but the low temp that night was 75 and it was very humid. I forgot my portable A/C! So yes, a bit different.

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