Hello! My name is Eric Olsen. While visiting on this web site I will be your host. If you have any suggestions for the web site or material you would like to contribute please send me an e-mail.
I have done some hiking in the Idaho Rockies and the Blue Mountains in Southeastern WA, and a few other miscellaneous locations mostly in the Western US. But the majority of my hiking has been done in the Cascades and on the Olympic Peninsula of WA State
My longest hike to date lasted for several months while I loosely followed the route of the PCT southbound through WA, OR, and CA with detours to climb Mt. Shasta and to hike along the coastal mountain range in CA when lateness of the season forced me out of the Sierras at Mammoth Lakes.
Much of my hiking has been solo. I find going solo has several advantages - you can travel as fast or as slow as you please, and you often see more wildlife going solo. But I also enjoy hiking with others in small groups. Often my hiking is for an overnight trip because I really enjoy spending a night away from the city where you can see the stars and listen to the sounds of nature instead of traffic. I'm not in as good a shape as I used to be so I don't hike as far each day as I used to, but if I get out often enough that may change. If you live or hike in the Pacific Northwest and think you might like to go for a hike with someone else, contact me by e-mail.
As time permits I will be adding some pictures and notes about some of my hikes to the web site.
When I'm not hiking or thinking about how to lighten up my hiking gear so I can enjoy my hiking trips more, I am most often parked in front of a PC keyboard writing softwae mostly for industrial process control and monitoring applications.
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