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54 DWM living Va Beach. Retired Oct 2016. 6'0" 180 I enjoy the mountains as much as the beach. Visit the mountains often. My goal (2017 resolution) is to hike and visit at least 30 of Va's waterfalls in 2017. I would enjoy meeting people that equally enjoy hiking and waterfalls.
I have an 8 yr old 25 lb Lhasa Apso that is approx 80% blind that makes almost all of my roadtrips w me. If weather is permissible dog will probably remain in vehicle for several waterfall hikes. Some hikes that aren't too far from parking I will probably backpack to falls w dog and camp for the night. Or, it may be one of the days where I schedule to visit more than 1 waterfall that day. My intention is to definitely not make a tight schedule w deadlines, but yet, if I plan to drive several hours west from Va Beach for waterfall hikes, I will want to hit a few while in the area. Maybe someone is off on weekdays and could hike. I would assume most would be available to hike weekends.
I was given a birthday gift of a book several years ago that list most all waterfalls in Va/WV with water ratings/view ratings/accessibility/mileage to fall/difficulty/etc which I anticipate will help with a little scheduling. Most waterfalls are on public land but quite a few are on private land which requires asking owners permission for access.
I am not a huge fan of cold weather camping. Cool weather is great. I really dont enjoy nights much below freezing where it isn't comfortable around the campfire, so weather will dictate my tentative schedules. My goal is to find a few people that enjoys hiking and would like to do a little exploring w me. Maybe we enjoy the chemistry of our time together and become friends. Maybe you would enjoy having a friend at the beach (6 blocks) for summer visits.
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