August 2007 Headed in without any knowledge of the area. Really wanted to see a new area without any influence period. Some very nice sections and some disappointing too.
Bear Hunter IV - Revenge of the Oaks
Okay, I'd never seen a bear in my LIFE until...
interest-bio• 6th Grade Goddard Youth Camp Alumni - Arbuckle Mountains, OK
• 8th Grade - Canoed the Illinois River - Muskogee OK
• 2012 - Completed hiking The 800 mile Arizona National Scenic Trail
In the 8th grade I got a shirt stating I'd canoed the Illinois. Perhaps a few miles, loved the experience nonetheless. My 2010-2012 segment hiking of the AZT was made possible by the great members of HAZ. Never got a shirt yet it means the world to me how it brought the community together. Dad didn't grasp why I created HAZ to help fellow hikers. He never accepted anything shy of 100% effort. Having invested everything in HAZ it's great to see how it has affected so many in a positive way. Whenever HAZ surfaced in conversation dad would ask "joe, why hike arizona?", to which I'd respond with an ear to ear grin "because it ROCKS dad"!
3 books that have made a difference in my life
• Where The Red Fern Grows
• The Great Brain at the academy
• Grand Obsession: Harvey Butchart and the Exploration of Grand Canyon
...the only books I've read
Despite setbacks from a freak scrambling fall on Pomeroy Tanks June 10th 2017 I will ascend and stand on Isis Temple again someday.
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