Michael Palermo

Canandaigua, NY, USA

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  • 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, and Books

MUSIC: Willie Nelson, Hank 3, Waylon Jenning, Patsy Clone, Alice in Chains.

BOOKS: Edward Abbey, George RR Martin, Daniel Quinn, Harry Potter, Tolkien.

MOVIES: Life Aquatic, Big Lebowski, & The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I hiked the John Muir Trail in July 2014. 220 miles over 21 days of pure heaven.

Teach, Learn, Share

Enthusiasm, nature stuff, and great cat videos.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Mexico, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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