WAHiker wrote:ben1185 wrote:Ahhh ok... not really all that close haha . I've done quite a bit of technical climbing the two years I've been out here (Rainier, Baker, Bonanza, Stewart, and Shuksan, to name a few). I've also done some non-technical stuff like Si, Granite, Mailbox, Forgotten, and Silver. The mountains will definitely be missed.
That's a pretty impressive set of hikes to cram into two years. Are you part of a club, or just go out on your own?
We're much more amateur than that. We just try to make it a point to walk at least 6 miles in the woods each weekend. Sometimes that means it's a mountain, and sometimes it's just a bunch of nearby parks. When it's not too rainy, we usually end up somewhere in Issaquah, but we've started to venture to eWA.
I'm certainly looking forward to Ithaca, as much as I'll miss real mountains. It looks like it will be pretty easy to find some nice hikes. Maybe we can put together some group hikes.
EDIT: -Also raising hand-
I took a 3 month class on basic technical climbing, and spent most of last summer doing climbs every weekend or two. It was just so incredible and addicting having never seen anything like that before. I haven't been out much since last summer though because I spent the whole winter training for a triathlon (which was on Sunday). Too much to do and not enough time to do it all!!
We'll have to see about the hikes in Ithaca, I've heard there's some good stuff in the area, and I'm originally from about 2 hours north of there, so I can vouch for the nice weather up to about October .