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w_g_henderson 08-30-2005 11:30 AM

the wanderer
 
Hello folks.
Love the site.

I was born in Gloversville, grew up running the woods of Bleeker mountain, fishing the West Canada in Herkimer and Hamilton County, frolicking in the Sacandaga, and graduating from Johnstown High School.

My life is sustained by the great outdoors.

Moved to Michigan in 84 where I became an avid hunter, and great lakes fisherman. Nearly fished everyday from ice-out to the first freeze around Harsen's Island (located at the mouth of the St. Clair river).

Travelled the US extensively. Hunted Montana's eastern prairies to the west near Billings (favorite). Idaho's panhandle, backpacked/hunted Colorado's Maroon Belles, waterfowl and pheasants in the Dakota's and parts of western Kansas.

Enjoy outdoor photography immensely too (newbie). Some of the most beautiful hikes I have made were in the Adirondacks,as well as, Mt. Rainier in Washington and some very nice hikes near Snohqualmie Falls east of Seattle and the Cascades.

Two most recent vacations were in Az. and Vegas where we went to Tombstone, Tucson, the Grand Canyon (helicopter ride... so cool), and Lake Meade.

I try to make it a point to get back to upstate NY twice a year. Family still lives in the area.

Oh... and I work too. Plastic injection molds and part design engineer for mostly automotive interior parts... mostly. :)



Nuff said

hikercop45 08-30-2005 02:14 PM

Hi - this is a good idea - you see every one writing in you dont know them...
Im 50 - work as a Police Officer - hike ,camp, kayak and hunt when time allows. I have been in the woods since I was a youngun - active in scouting and still am - enjoy teaching others about the woods and the outdoor life - used to guide back in the late 70's and early 80's - I have come to a point in my life where I enjoy the solitude of the woods - sitting and relaxing has become second to hiking and peak bagging. I live in the Oneida NY area - have a son who lives in Clifton PArk - not too far from the woods in any direction....

Judgeh 08-30-2005 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hikercop45
Hi - this is a good idea - you see every one writing in you dont know them...
Im 50 - work as a Police Officer - hike ,camp, kayak and hunt when time allows. I have been in the woods since I was a youngun - active in scouting and still am - enjoy teaching others about the woods and the outdoor life - used to guide back in the late 70's and early 80's - I have come to a point in my life where I enjoy the solitude of the woods - sitting and relaxing has become second to hiking and peak bagging. I live in the Oneida NY area - have a son who lives in Clifton PArk - not too far from the woods in any direction....

Hikercop, let me know when you want to climb a few peaks with the legal beagles!

hikercop45 08-31-2005 01:40 AM

Id be honored

me9837 08-31-2005 09:54 PM

Hello!
My name is Matt, I currently live in Latham, NY and I am 23 years old. I attended SUNY Albany and was always interested in the outdoor club. Unfortunately, I never had the time to join; I was just too busy with work and school.
Currently I work for an automotive aftermarket company in which I am finishing up an executive management training program. I guess with all of the traveling I have done within the past year, I have realized how beautiful our world is. This has been my motivation to get out.
I really enjoy this site and love "stopping by" each day to get caught up. Everyone I have chatted with has been very informative and helpful.

Cheers,

-Matt

WeedHopper 10-04-2005 01:19 PM

Hello All,
First of all a quick thanks for this site....I've been a lurker here for about six months now and I have enjoyed looking in from the outside! :)

About myself........I Live in Rochester with my wife and 3 kids. I've car camped my entire life of 42 years. I started canoe camping and backpacking about 5 years ago and can't get enough of it. My only back country experience has been the Adirondacks. But I've day-hiked in a lot of places. I'm doing my first high peak this weekend, and am hoping to complete the 46R's along with my wife.

Joel 10-08-2005 10:56 PM

I'm 46 (that can't be!), married with 4 grown children and a 14 yr. old son who is the only person I know who loves beautiful upstate New York as much as I do. We live on a dirt road off a dirt road and run 150 Colonies of honey bees. My wife, my son and our Australian Shepherd, Mick, travel 500 miles (round trip) to NYC Greenmarket (through the absolutely wonderful Catskills) 40 Saturdays a year to sell our bee-wares. My grandmother who raised me was mother nature and allowed me to spend my young life in the forest where I feel most at home. I've climbed 14,000 ft peaks in Colorado, had a standoff with a moose in the Tetons and helped build and maintain sections of the fingerlakes trails in the '70's. We love canoing in the Ad's (especially those hidden estuarys) and listening to the Loons.

I've read numerous post and really enjoy getting the chance to live your experiences. Finding this post is kind of like that chance encounter at a portage, meeting someone you've never met but somehow recognize a new friend. Thanks for sharing!

mikeharo 10-17-2005 11:13 PM

My name is Mike H. I am from Northeast PA. I am a junior at Penn State. I have been visiting Lake Placid for 15 years. I learned to ski at Whiteface. I now race for the PA State Team. I love to be outside, its impossible to loose with whatever activity it is. I am a climber, trad lead to .10, face climb to mid .10. I love to ride my mountain bike, although lately a road bike is calling my name for some reason. That's about it, I love to climb, ride, ski, hike, run, mostly be outside. Thanks for listening. I would love to talk to any of you, feel free to send me an instant message or an email.

Thank you

Mike

kurtteej 10-18-2005 05:18 PM

I'm 44 and live on Long Island. I live in the town that I spent most of my growing up years [you think that's bad, my brother bought my grandmothers house on the other side of town that we lived in until he was 11].

I have a degree in Accounting, with minors in Economics and Comp Sci as well as an MBA with a concentration in Information Systems Management. I spent 1995-early 2005 doing the dot-com shuffle. I made some money there and recently purchased a good chunk of a payroll processing business here on Long Island.

My interests are - building web sites, writing financial software (loser hobby huh?!?), hiking/backpacking/the great outdoors and photography.

Edelweiss 10-18-2005 09:22 PM

Hi All-
I am a newly-retired teacher who has lived near the Adirondacks most of my life. After many years of hiking and backpacking within the constraints of job and raising a family, I am now able to devote more time to my outdoor passions. My hiking and backpacking partner who also happens to be my husband is observing this new chapter of my life with more than passing interest, even a bit of envy. I keep reassuring him that his retirement will come soon enough. Meantime, I am free to hike mid-week if the spirit moves me. Amazing! :clap:

Edelweiss

Dick 10-18-2005 09:40 PM

Hi Edelweiss, welcome to the forum! It sounds like you've got time on your hands now. Yoou've piqued my interest! Let me know if you want to do some hiking together -- I'd be happy to join you anytime. Perhaps we could do a hike and go for a dinner and a few drinks afterward? :boozing: I'm sure my wife wouldn't mind. I can probably find a way to work around her schedule. PM me if you're interested.

Dick :dance:

poconoron 10-18-2005 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dick
Perhaps we could do a hike and go for a dinner and a few drinks afterward? :boozing: I'm sure my wife wouldn't mind. I can probably find a way to work around her schedule. PM me if you're interested.

Dick :dance:

Maybe Your wife won't mind.........but what about HER husband???? :D

Judgeh 10-19-2005 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poconoron
Maybe Your wife won't mind.........but what about HER husband???? :D

Point, Poconoron

Dick 10-19-2005 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Judgeh
Point, Poconoron

Well, I was actually thinking that if I could find a way to work around my wife's schedule, Edelweiss could find a way to work around her husband's as well, if she's interested. Maybe, if the weather's not so good, we could skip the hike and just do the dinner and drinks? How about it, Edelweiss?

RonandJon 10-19-2005 11:54 AM

Lol!
 
Dick and Joanne

You guys are funny!

Joanne - if he's buying, take him up on it!

Neil 10-19-2005 02:11 PM

What the hell, you might as well skip the dinner too.

Edelweiss 10-19-2005 03:54 PM

Dick-

Hiking, dinner, drinks ...... can't get much better than that! What a great introduction to the ADK Forum. You sure make a "newbie" feel welcomed!

Edelweiss

poconoron 10-19-2005 04:24 PM

Hey........when I was a newbie, no one offered ME hiking, dinner and drinks......

trouthunter 10-20-2005 10:00 AM

first post/intro
 
ok heres my history: Ive been a frequent visitor to the DAKS sice birth. My folks used to rent a cabin from Charlie Johns on Lake Pleasant every summer and I was a camper at Deerfoot Lodge boys camp near Speculator.Sometime around 1980 my folks bought their own camp in Inlet NY and Ive been a weekend warrior there since. During the week I live/work in Syracuse but on weekends Im usually somewhere in the Daks.
I love to fish,hunt,camp,hike,mtn bike,waterski,snowshoe,and xc ski.
Lately my favorite has been flyfishing so youll likely find me on the fishing forum.
Im 41 happily married with no kids (yet) and am looking forward to being on this forum. Seems like a really friendly bunch on here.

wyldeflower 10-21-2005 09:52 PM

wyldeflowers 'n things
 
First of all, this website is fabulous! :clap: Thank you for it! Now, I'd like to "get out there"! So, "it's all good", and I'm hoping to backpack, hike, canoe, meet people, be a better outdoorswoman, and remain injury free, although, I'm feeling some twinges. I'd like to hike the Northville-Lake Placid Trail. I was on the Coos trail in Northern New Hampshire last summer. I only did a very small part of it. Went to the Wind River Range for a 7 day backpack trip on a guided trip. Thanks to Sacco who was hoping to go.

I am in my 19th year of elementary band teaching in Millbrook, NY. I've relived many scenes from Mr. Holland's Opus and Music from the Heart.

I'm trying to learn to take care of myself. I take yoga class, lately svaroopa yoga. Sometimes, I book my weekends with church choir and I'm leading a church handbell choir. I'm a good cook, but, would like to become skilled in camp cooking.

If there's anybody out there interested in bacpacking the N-LP trail summer '06? Perhaps we could go together. (Peanut Butter?)

I've attended many classes, and earned a BM at the Crane School of Music '84, but the school of life is one that I am now attending. I've put that one off for a little too long.

THANKS AGAIN FOR THIS VERY IMPORTANT LIFELINE!!!! :clap:

I turn the BIG 50 on 11/21. Kimberly

Neil 10-22-2005 09:17 PM

Hi Kimberly!
I turn 50 in a few months so welcome to the club. I figured I should post again on this thread because the experiences I've had since my previous post have changed me (hopefully for the better).
Step one was hiking the 46 without knowing about the 46.
Step two: innocence lost. We hear about the 46, on Marcy's summit albeit.
Step 3: we decide to do the 46.
Step 4: we finish the 46. In the meanwhile we decide to do the winter 46 and I decide to do the hundred highest.
Step 5: I lose my wife, my family, my job and go on welfare but don't care as long as I can travel through the Adirondacks.
-JK

Judgeh 10-22-2005 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neil
Hi Kimberly!
I turn 50 in a few months so welcome to the club. I figured I should post again on this thread because the experiences I've had since my previous post have changed me (hopefully for the better).
Step one was hiking the 46 without knowing about the 46.
Step two: innocence lost. We hear about the 46, on Marcy's summit albeit.
Step 3: we decide to do the 46.
Step 4: we finish the 46. In the meanwhile we decide to do the winter 46 and I decide to do the hundred highest.
Step 5: I lose my wife, my family, my job and go on welfare but don't care as long as I can travel through the Adirondacks.
-JK

I thought you were much, much older. (no banana)

Boreal Chickadee 10-22-2005 09:27 PM

Welcome Kimberly!

I sent you a PM. If I can get my teenage son off from work long enough then we've got ourselves a water donkey :dance: . It makes up for all the years (since he was three) that I carried everything :cry:

Hakuna Matada 10-22-2005 10:04 PM

Hi Kimberly,
I turned 50 last year mid-October. To celebrate we climbed Marcy and sipped champaigne. The visibility was about 20 feet with icy snow almost blowing us off the mountain. No candles to blow out the wind and snow wouldn't have allowed it. It was a birthday to remember! It's a great way to keep the party small. The snow and ice have been holding off so far. You might be able to squeeze in a party.
Happy Birthday and welcome to the forum!

Boreal Chickadee 10-22-2005 10:17 PM

Hakuna- Now THAT'S the way to celebrate your birthday. Every New Year's Day I take my son out to ski or snowshoe in the Adirondacks. I figure it's the best way I can think of to start out the new year. One year was pretty darn cold by the time we snowshoed back to the car at dark. The hot cocoa in the thermos left in the car was icy. When the sun set the temperature dropped like a rock and I think I warmed up about May.

Dick 10-23-2005 05:49 PM

Hi Wyldeflower!

Edelweiss, aka Joanne, my wife, who just joined the forum (as if forum regulars didn't figure that one out! :)), and I have been thinking about doing the NP trail as a thruhike together in the near future. I've done almost all of it before, but in sections. Perhaps we could work together on this? FYI, we're both musicians and Joanne is a graduate of Crane. We both turn the big 60 this spring. What better way to celebrate than to do a 130+ mile hike! Post or PM me or Edelweiss if interested.

Dick

Neil 10-23-2005 09:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dick
Hi Wyldeflower!

Edelweiss, aka Joanne, my wife, who just joined the forum (as if forum regulars didn't figure that one out! :))

:clap: :rolling: It went right over my head!
Hi Joanne! Wanna go out for drinks and dinner in Montreal?

Skyclimber 10-23-2005 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neil
:clap: :rolling: It went right over my head!
Hi Joanne! Wanna go out for drinks and dinner in Montreal?

Won't Dick get jealous?

Boreal Chickadee 10-23-2005 11:31 PM

Neil, I only figured it out because I had read about their trip to Switzerland.

Dick- I PM'd Wyldeflower about the NP also. When Paul was much younger I had wanted to try section hiking it but coudn't work out transportation for the longer sections. My daughter and I were actually going to try doing it as a series of day hikes since at the time she couldn't get off that long. Now Paul could certainly handle much more than anything I can take him on in terms of length. The only part we've done is the section from Piseco to Whitehouse over and over and over and over....

I'm not a musician, but my son plays violin and piano. But if I sing, the bears will turn tail and run. Where my kids got their pitch from I'll never now, but it certainly wasn't from me.

redhawk 10-23-2005 11:48 PM

You get enough for two parties, starting from the opposite sides, you can cache food for each other. After the half way point, you won't be carrying any more food since it will be cached for the second half of your trip.


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