I am an avid hiker. My favorite region in the United States is Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. Although I frequent national parks when accompanying first timers, I prefer wilderness areas where there are no crowds and you can experience solitude and tranquility. Oftentimes, I do not see any other hikers for hours at time or perhaps the entire hike. In addition to hiking, I also enjoy running. I race 1-2 marathons per years and a 5k or 10k every few months.