Love hiking in the National Parks and NC mountains. In 2018 completed a tour of Northern California and Southern Oregon, hiking Mt. Scott, Lassen Peak and Cloud's Rest. In 2016 spent a week in California in Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes, including hiking Half Dome. In 2015 an awesome visit exploring Oahu and Kauai. In 2014 explored Maine, including an "up and over" on Mt. Katahdin, climbing the Ladder and Precipice trails in Acadia and kayaking in Casco Bay. Enjoyed a fantastic July 2013 National Park vacation in Death Valley (129 degrees!), Yosemite, Great Basin, Capitol Reef, Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon North Rim.