Kevin C. Interview

What draws you to hiking and the greater outdoors in general?

Living in NH, the greater outdoors is an abundant playground just outside of my doorstep. I see the mountains, trees and bodies of water as sentient beings, just the same as humans & wild life. Tuning into the beauty and collective rhythms of the natural world is my way of staying grounded. I gravitate towards hiking because of its cyclical nature of begin-ascend-summit-descend-end (then do it again). I like the workout factor and it’s a form of moving meditation that works for me.

Why do you like GayOutdoors?

I like the fact that GO draws a specific group of quality, like-minded guys that share a similar template for an active & healthy lifestyle. The trip postings are a great way to discover trails, terrain & adventures that are unfamiliar and the site is a bounty of resource for all levels of outdoorsiness. As an alternative to other means of social networking, GO offers a safe & constructive way to make solid friendships and beyond. In just over a year I have met some of the greatest guys I’ve ever known.

What would members be most surprised to learn about you?

That I have unlocked several dormant strands of DNA in my body and discovered how to stop the aging process. :D

What was your first GO adventure? How did it turn out?

A winter hike up Mt Monadnock led by Brooks. My first large sized mountain in winter, it was cold, lots of snow, bright blue skies and I was in heaven. I had the pleasure of hiking with 5 super nice guys who embraced me into the club and from that point on I was hooked on winter hiking as well as GO.

Hikes/Adventures that should not be missed? 

Red rock hiking & mountain biking in Sedona, AZ. Totally different look, feel & vibe. I would recommend at least a week to get the most bang for the buck and have time to explore Oak Creek Canyon.

Best Outdoor Advice You Ever Got? 

Always carry a detailed trail map of where you’re at and increase hydration when your pee is green.

What is your favorite place in New Hampshire?

A toss up between the eastern side of the Kancamagus Highway and the Crawford Notch area.

What is your secret talent?

Other than ‘Jedi Mind Control’, I’d have to say I that make world class Mojitos. 

What is the worst outdoor adventure you ever had and why?

I can’t think of any really bad experiences, but hiking Mt Roberts in the pouring rain on a cold damp spring day, with no rain gear was unpleasant at best.

What is your most embarrasing moment?

I’d have to say just this past November when I missed the bypass on the Mt Percival trail and traveled almost 3 miles on the Crawford-Ridgepole trail, unknowingly and unitentionally tagging Mt Squam & Doublehead Mt before Markus caught up to reel me back. I still blame the whole thing on my dog Sonny. :D

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