I'm a very active person and have a deep wanderlust. I love to travel and explore new places. And I especially love being outdoors. Whether rock or ice climbing, trail running or hiking, or simply sitting quietly and taking in the views, I adore nature. One of my favorite places is the high mountains of the world (especially our own glorious Sierra Nevada range). Having the chance to climb and explore them is a real gift in my mind. But I also love to spend time relaxing. I love learning, reading, talking and thinking about all sorts of topics, being romantic and sensual, going to art shows, and watching a good movie. I've really gotten into photography over the last couple years; so, it's not uncommon to find me with my dSLR in hand. (I'd be honored to have you check out my photography: http://ootnaboot.zenfolio.com) I love good food, but I live a generally healthy lifestyle (lots of fruits and veggies!).
I believe in being authentic and honest, and treating others with kindness and respect. And I really believe in the importance of being a fair and open-minded person when engaging others. Mostly, I try to be a person who helps people and does no harm, and gives them a reason to smile.
I'm still new to dating after a long marriage. While I ultimately hope to find a woman with whom I can spend the rest of my life, right now I'm mainly hoping to find someone to spend time and have fun with, experience the world and see where it leads. It would be great for it to develop into a serious relationship, but I want to let that happen organically.
Who is the kind of woman I'm looking to meet? She is someone who can be my best friend and my lover; someone who loves to laugh and enjoy life as much as I do; someone who is strong, independent, and able to stand on her own, but also chooses to be involved and intimate, sharing her life with a man who chooses the same. I prefer a woman who loves and spends time in the outdoors, but mostly I just want a woman wants to experience life, travel and be my partner in crime. She does not necessarily have to be into climbing and mountaineering like I am (although if she is, that's a real plus), but she has an adventurous spirit and is willing to try and experience new things. I'm really attracted to a woman who is confident, yet reflective and self-aware. She has a good sense of who she is, but is someone who wants to continue to grow. She's also not afraid to express her thoughts and feelings, but she does so with the same kind of kindness, honesty, fair and open-mindedness that I try to live by.