I live in Olympia, Washington with husband Tom, also a hiker. Having retired in 2009, I've hiked year round since then with my Olympia hiking club and four years in Coachella Valley.
I am also experienced in leading hikes and have led hikes around most sides of Mt. Rainier and many Olympics Mt. trails.
My hiking preference is to lead moderately paced, moderate to strenuous distance and varied geographically. Probably most comfortable in distances up to about 14 miles as long as elevation max of 3500' or so spread out. Commonly hike 6 - 8 miles with 1200' - 1500' elevation gain. My husband and I also enjoy backpacking, particularly around Mt. Adams where we've hiked most trails.