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  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 55, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Accounting
  • in Life? definitely need more! otherwise I have an MBA
  • From Streator Illinois
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


Hiking the Appalachian Trail and Looking for a place to stay a few days off Trail


Right now I am working on completing the Triple Crown of Hiking. The photo? Its me after ten days and no shower. So far I have completed the Continental Divide Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail and am currently hiking the Appalachian Trail.

It is amazing how what you pick to do shapes you. All those seemingly random happenings, magical moments that can't be predicted but shape the way you see life. It leaves me in awe how one thing draws upon another and the hiking experience is chock full of those amazing momentsfor me, I so lucky to be doing this!


Who am I and how did I get here, is my favorite question. Sometimes I think I am more lost than found. I try out new things, go back to old ones, and work on a multi layered personal philosophy that I have yet to be able to name... but does have a lot of layers.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am new to couchsurfing but this is such a great idea.


Just getting started


Hiking of course, and simply being outdoors. When indoors I try to learn to play the piano and flute, cooking and Tai Chi also fill my life.

  • cooking
  • piano
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have walked 7,000 miles or so, I can't speak for anyone else but that amazes me. I've just started too.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have no idea what I might teach you. Whatever you might get from me my part I'm sure won't be intentional. I guess it depends on what you need to learn or what we talk about. To Good Is No Good, or No Good Is To Good, and You Don't Know What You Don't Know are favorite sayings for me (tbank you Grandma)

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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