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Mark McLain


I have hiked and climbed in mountains for a long time. A career in optometry has taken me around the world and given me a chance to taste the alpine regions of four continents. Originally from the West Coast of America, I still live there because, as Jim Morrison sings in his song, The End: 'The West is best'. You can find me out on the trails on any weekday during the summers in the Pacific Northwest with my faithful corgi companion.