I worked as a location photographer shooting corporate annual reports and and magazines for nearly 20 years before shifting professions to something with less grueling travel but still creative, designing web sites.
I relocated here from Seattle a bit over a year ago, and am adjusting still to the change from urban living to country living.
I live next to the Sierra and am adjacent to the National Forest, so you will find me out climbing the mountain in my back yard with my dog often. Or hiking the trails. I like to lead hiking or climbing trips for various meetup groups. As a lifelong mountaineer, I have done many hundreds of climbs, mostly in the Cascades of Washington. Would love to meet another climber, or someone who would like to learn. The Sierra are a new playground waiting to be explored.
I like cooking at home better than eating out, and prefer conversation, classical music and a glass of wine by the fireplace more than going to a bar. Or a soak in the spa after getting down from the mountain.
For a first date, perhaps meet for coffee, at Starbucks, or if you would like, from a thermos on a walk on a trail. It is winter now, how about a snowshoe hike? Perhaps dinner after.