Solo bike-packed a circumnavigation of Penna., roughly
Completed 2 century rides.
State College overnight loop twice.
Commuted to work 14-mile round trip on the night shift.
Amateur spelunking over a dozen times in 4 wild caves
Pennsylvania, 1978 through 1988. (Dreibilbis, Schofer, Wind,
and Durham # 2)
Completed introductory climbing classes; have rappelled
and climbed. Member of National Speleological Society.
Other hiking, backpacking & outdoors activities
Long Range Mountains, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland,
and camped throughout province, including Labrador (2000)
Catskill Mountains, New York
Completed 36-mile one-day hike of Brandywine Trail,
Hiked All-Night Hike of New York City
Extensive hiking and backpacking throughout Pennsylvania,
New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire,
Maine, Ohio, and Maryland since 1976, including sections
of North Country and Appalachian Trails
Planned and lead hikes, backpacks, bikepacks and water
activities, Allentown Hiking Club, and Blue Mountain Eagle
Climbing Club, 1986--1995
Life member of Keystone Trails Association
Maintain trails by building steps, waterbars, sidehill,
and build trail shelters along the Appalachian Trail, using
Norwegian scribing method
water and other
White-water rafted Upper Hudson, and Lehigh Rivers,
eight trips, last in 1992.
Canoed Pine Barrens, New Jersey, Chesuncook Lake, Maine,
and Pennsylvania lakes.
Cross-country ski, rollerblade
adept at identifying birds and flowers, use of compass,
low-impact camping techniques, operation of chainsaw.
Additional classes in cake decoration, tow-motor operation,
chainsaw operation, and rock climbing.
Renovated planetarium domes in Muncy and West Benton,
Indiana, Gibsonia, Penna., Casper, Wyoming and San Antonio,
moulded and hand-formed European-style truffles, pralines
and other chocolates and candies, operated candy machinery,
serviced customers, handcrafted special requests; operated
moulding lines and chocolate manufacturing processes;
bakery assistant; carpenter helper; hiking trail & shelter
building & maintenance; audio-visual aide in university
library, slide room and AV dept.; daycare teacher’s
aide; light industrial packer, light industrial molding
& assembly production; library aide; mushroom harvester;
delivery person; strawberry harvester; cafeteria & security
at folk music festivals; farm work.