arcana1973

248 reviewer rep
36 forum posts
joined May 25, 2010

I am a: 45-year-old backpacker
Location: Buffalo, NY
Occupation: hospitality

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Kayaking
Mountain biking

Vitals

Height5'9"
Weight210
Torso Length19
Boot/Shoe Size11
Jacket/Shirt SizeL

I'm from Buffalo, NY (GO SABRES!)   Trying to find people in and around my area who want to go on Wildreness Adventures.  I always seem to have time to run away when other people are not.  Love going on day hikes, and backpacking trips.  I've 2 kayaks so always available to go out for paddle.    Also have a mtn bike though, so I can do that as well.  (not real well, just able)

I originally started going hiking on my days off from being in the service industry. Dealing with people and their rudeness and complaints over food is disheartening.  I often joke that food service has made me lose my faith in humanity. So running into the woods seeking solitude was VERY appealing.  Eventually day hikes turned into weekend trips, and I am sure you all know how the rest goes.

Being in WNY offers many opportunities for outdoor pursuits. There are many creeks, rivers, 2 Great Lake's, Finger lakes within a short drive to paddle on.  The state parks in the area offer things for the hiker/biker/paddler.  For most trips I tend to run off to the Allegheny National Forest.  It's just familiar to me, so if I need to get away I know where to sleep, where I can get water and such.  So it makes trip planning easy.  I have backpacked a section of the Susquehannock Trail in North Central PA.

Within the past several years I finally made the move to hiking in the Adirondack High Peaks.  I have a camper so it has been easier for friends and family to come camp and sight see while I am running around in the woods.  I have also gone on a few backpacking trips into high peaks.

I am always looking for people to go on adventures with.  If you are in the area, or thinking about coming to the WNY hit me up and we can find things to do.

Gear Reviews (9)

user rating: 4 of 5 MSR Men's Revo Explore 1/26/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Big Agnes Air Core 6/12/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 MSR PocketRocket 6/12/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Osprey Aether 70 6/12/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Katadyn Hiker PRO 3/23/2015
user rating: 3 of 5 Keen Men's Targhee II Waterproof Mid 3/12/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Cotton Carrier Strapshot 3/11/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 EMS Velocity 1 Tent 12/12/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 MSR SimmerLite 12/12/2014

Forum Posts

A letter to the editor September 4, 2017
Beginner Looking For Gear November 6, 2016
Trekking Poles December 2, 2015
Road Music? February 7, 2016
What Music instruments do you take? April 14, 2016
Inspiration May 3, 2016
Your first solo overnight trip? May 4, 2016
Search not working? May 5, 2016
Traditional vs ultra light. A brief essay January 30, 2016
Boycott Delaware North! January 7, 2016
Body cleaning wipes January 16, 2016
Trekking pole tip replacement January 19, 2016
Wilderness First Aid Quiz November 21, 2015
Where am I ?? Find Gary! January 9, 2016
Holiday Gifts (New Gear!) January 4, 2016
70 mile loop ideas December 13, 2015
Pictures of tents in the backcountry March 18, 2015
smartwatch and related apps December 8, 2015
So what are you carrying that you probably could leave but gives you peace of mind. September 17, 2015
How many packs do you have and use? September 6, 2015