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40 M Yosemite National Park, CA

My Details

Last Online
Mar 9
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Atheism, and laughing about it
Libra, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from masters program
Politics / Government
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), German (Okay)

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My self-summary
I got my first tattoo not long ago for my birthday... a silhouette of a raven in flight. When people inquire about its meaning I ask them to think about the birds they see flying around every day and how most of them seem to use their wings simply as tools to help them survive. Ravens are different. It's almost as if they wake up every morning, look at their wings and say to themselves, "Damn, these are awesome! I'm going to have fun with this!" They don't simply fly from one place to another. They spin, they dive, they practically dance in the sky. Now, every time I look at my leg I remind myself to say, "Damn, life is awesome! I'm going to have fun with this!"

I try my best to live by the philosophy that the only risks you ever regret are the ones you choose not to take. My often boundless idealism can sometimes get me into trouble as reality comes crashing down upon me.

I truly enjoy experiencing wildness, both literally and metaphorically. I've lived a lot of places, and find that I'm happiest when I'm not confined by civilization too much. Although, I must admit that there is great comfort in having a movie theater and some ethnic restaurants within a reasonable evening driving distance.

The world is a huge and fascinating place, and I have an intense need to explore as much of it as possible. But not just to see. I must experience the stories each place has to share, and relish feeling of discovery and newness. It's sometimes difficult for me to balance my need for planning ahead to ensure that I don't miss anything (I have a chronic case of FOMO...Fear of Missing Out) with a heartfelt desire to be spontaneous and just let adventure find me, but I feel I'm getting better at achieving it. I'm looking for a partner that shares my love of new experiences and is willing to rough it when we need to but recognizes that sometimes you just have to spring for the room with a view.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm trying to leave my corner of the world a little better than how I found it.
I’m really good at
Learning the local accents for key phrases in new languages of countries I'm visiting.
Quoting Star Wars, Monty Python and The Princess Bride.
Sharing my love of nature and wilderness with others.
Cooking delicious dinners for friends.
Leaving no trace in the wilderness.
Climbing the mountains to get their good tidings.
Coming up with grand ideas to save the planet (and never really following through with them).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Food... I love most any ethnic food and am hopelessly addicted to Thai iced tea. I crave that delicious nectar. And I am so disappointed in myself that I only recently discovered how glorious sushi is. Now I just need to learn how to make good homemade sushi rolls. Anyone care to help me learn?

Books... I tend to read a lot of sci-fi or fantasy (current favorites are Patrick Rothfuss and George RR Martin) but try to mix it with a healthy dose of nature essays (Ed Abbey, Terry Tempest Williams) and philosophical non-fiction (David Abrams and various Buddhist authors focusing on self awareness and meditation).

Movies... I cried at the end of "Up" and "Titanic". But I also love horror and action/espionage/thriller films. The Goonies and The Karate Kid will always be in my list of favorites, I love the Bourne trilogy and pop it in whenever I yearn for a little excitement, and Hugh Grant cracks me up. Anything artsy or subtitled is also fair game. On my DVD shelf you'll find an eclectic range of films, from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Station Agent to Gladiator, Harry Potter (the books are better), and well-loved copies of the extended editions of the Lord of the Rings. I also tend to get a little obsessed about seeing all of the Best Picture nominees before Oscar night. My favorite movie, hands down, is Harold and Maude.

TV... I try hard not to waste too much time in front of the TV, but it can be a weakness for me occasionally. Currently, I'm thoroughly enjoying Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and the Walking Dead. New Girl and Modern Family are also on my dvr-ing schedule. I also own a limited number of the very best series on DVD, including Freaks and Geeks, the Awful Truth (what self-respecting liberal doesn't have some Michael Moore in their library?), Firefly (best little show in the 'verse), BSG (who knew toasters could be that sexy?), Cosmos (Carl Sagan is one of my biggest inspirations), and The X-Files (still one of the greatest TV series ever).

Music... folk, americana, singer-songwriter mostly. Lately, I've been into Mumford & Sons, Regina Spektor, Greg Brown, The Weepies, Iron & Wine, etc...
The six things I could never do without
A kitchen loaded with fun gadgets, good quality cooking utensils, and a full pantry.

NPR (specifically This American Life, Wait Wait, and Talk of the Nation).

A trail in front of me leading into the mountains.

My favorite birding binoculars.

Good movies.

Traveling. Whether that's into the woods behind my house or half way around the world in a Peruvian rainforest, I have a fundamental need to explore my world, meet new people, and experience all the beauty of this amazing pale blue dot we all share.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Politics, sex, wilderness, philosophy, my next hiking/traveling adventure, sailing around the world (although, I suppose I should learn how to sail first), birds, food/recipes/cooking.

I am fascinated by the cosmos and our place in it. Living in a very rural area my view of the night sky is incredible. I often find myself laying in my yard late into the night staring up at the stars and pondering the infinite. Sharing that experience with someone equally curious and awed by that sight makes me happy.

Oh, and zombies. Definitely zombies.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either watching a movie at home after a long week of work or having a cookout with friends in the neighborhood.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I love skinny dipping. Particularly if there are hot springs involved.
I’m looking for
  • Straight girls only
  • Ages 25–42
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You are open and confident about who you are and what you want out of life.
You are interesting and educated.
You like what you see here and are intrigued.
You want a hiking buddy than can offer a backstage pass to Yosemite and a free, uncrowded place to crash after a long hike in the high country.