Hi! I just need a buddy for backpacking. I prefer another woman if it's somebody not in my circle already. I live in Myrtle Beach, SC so I'm interested in areas radiating out from there (SC, NC, TN, GA). I'd love to continue my effort to section hike the Mountains to Sea Trail, picking it back up at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. I'd also enjoy other hikes in the smokies or other parks/forests of western NC. Another trail I'm interested in trying is the Great Eastern Trail. I like the idea of hiking less-congested trails. I also welcome suggestions!

Preferences: I like to plan on stopping a couple hours before dark, to have some downtime at camp for resting, reading, and pack-free exploring, versus hiking all day long every day.

Experience: My experiences include backpacking in Congaree National Forest and the Linville Gorge last summer. I've done some section hikes on the AT and C&O Canal (I grew up in Maryland). More recently, I just did a 4d/3n solo backpacking trip on the Mountains to Sea Trail, in the Smoky Mountains starting at Clingmans Dome. I completed ~26 miles (the elevation & terrain there are wicked). Just to give an idea of my skills & pace.

P.S. I also have a 16' kayak and would like to do some multi-day kayaking/camping excursions.