I just joined up even though I knew about this forum for a while now. A good friend of mine used to frequent this site often. Her name was Mataharihiker.
I spent many nights around a fire with that very special lady and every time I'm out. I find myself raising a toast to her. She always had a fire going and hot water on for guests. I could smell that fire from a quarter mile out some times and knew I was close to camp and close to getting a big welcoming hug from one of my very respected friends. She was a rare individual and I will always miss her. She always spoke highly of this forum.
I'm more into quick overnighter and weekend trips anymore with my work schedule. I've found myself gravitating back towards my hammock for quick trips. I've even been entertaining the thought of adding another to the gear room.
Good to be here.