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Michael Palermo

Arcata, California, United States

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  • 10 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Masters in Conservation Biology
  • From Canandaigua, New York
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About Me


I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.


Hmm, well, I'm obsessed with hiking and backpacking. It is my life and consumes my career and free time. I'm an environmentalist, a naturalist, and a conservationist, and can get kinda carried away with it sometimes. Also I absolutely love good beer and going to as many breweries as possible is critical. I'm hoping to meet some great people while I'm out and about, and learn what I can from them, and share stories and good times.


"What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse." - Edward Abbey

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I host and surf whenever I can!


I've hosted and surfed and its excellent!


Hiking. Backpacking. Cool Cities. Good People. Good Beer.

Music, Movies & Books

MUSIC: Currently hooked on alternative and classic country like Hank III, Drive By Truckers, Hank Jr, Waylon, etc. Also enjoy rock, metal, & old School Rap.

BOOKS: Hooked on Edward Abbey books! Also love John Muir, Daniel Quinn, and Tolkien.

MOVIES: Life Aquatic and Big Lebowski might be my favorite movies right now. And Clint Eastwood Westerns of course.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I once was challenged by a wild stallion, 10 miles from the nearest road. He won. I don't think you can pay for a better adrenaline rush.

Teach, Learn, Share

Wow. Yeah... This will come out after a couple beers.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Mexico, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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