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Favorite outdoor activity: "My favorite right now is snowshoeing. I like being able to go outside and walk places that you can't necessarily walk in the summertime. You can go anywhere you want"
Favorite outdoor sport: "Softball. It's just fun."
Worst outdoor experience: "I would have to say it was actually here a couple years ago crossing the Stevens Passage in my kayak, in quite rough condition. It was pretty scary, but we made it."
Best outdoor experience: "Well, I guess one of the best was the first time I ever kayaked. It was probably 2004, I had never been in any kind of kayak whatsoever. We went out sort of near Benjamin Island. We weren't out probably 20 minutes, maybe a half-an-hour, when a whale surfaced right next to me. This was the first time I had ever been in the water in a kayak."
Favorite outdoor spot: "Canyons. I haven't been to many places, but the Four Corners area in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. I love the colors and the space."
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Juneau Empire's Outdoors section.
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