Hi my name is Geralynn Demarest and I’ll be your instructor for the online hiking 101 course. I’ve been hiking in the Catskill mountains over 25 years and I’m currently an aspirant of the Catskill Mountain 3500 Club. In this club we have to hike all 35 high peaks, above 3500 ft, plus four high peaks during the winter months. I live in Palenville, NY and I am a native New Yorker — born in Kingston. I’ve been employed at Columbia-Greene Community College for 20 years, 11 years as a computer technician and nine as a librarian. I’ve been an adjunct at the college since 1989, teaching in the areas of basic math, algebra, and computer applications.