I love winter

I love winter

Sierras, Southern Cascades, Central Oregon, Southcoast Massachusetts & Rhode Island, Catamount Trail (VT)

I love winter's Passions

Hiking & Camping

I love winter's Bio

Grew up in SoCal backpacking, camping & mountaineering in the San Gabriels & Sierras; moved to Oregon & developed a passion for nordic & back-country skiing in the Mt. Hood area. Learned alpine skiing out of necessity working as a liftie at Timberline. Moved to Greenfield, MA to complete the Outdoor Leadership Program at Greenfield CC, where I discovered my other life passion, paddling (sea kayaking & WW canoeing), and the other wilderness, the sea. Bought a kayaking business in Bristol, RI & became an ACA-certified coastal kayak instructor. When I'm not sea kayaking I ski & run in the mountains & forests of New England, but Wy'East is my center and my home and I'm going back as soon as I can.

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