Mark Huntley

My name is Mark and I’m a lifelong Southern Californian, born and
raised in San Diego. I just graduated from San Diego State University
with a BA in geography with an emphasis on urban and regional
analysis, but an enthusiasm for the environment and the outdoors. I
heard about SCA during my last semester of college and thought it
sounded like an amazing opportunity to learn, grow, and have some fun
doing interesting work along the way. As a lifelong outdoor
enthusiast, I am very excited to be able to spend the next few months
in some incredible places doing work that I hope will help keep some
of our most wild landscapes preserved for future generations. I like
to call California’s Sierra Nevada range my playground, so I’m
interested to see how Washington’s Cascade range compares. I’ve become
something of a peak-bagger lately, claiming my second 14er earlier
this month and having started work on the San Diego 100 peak list this
year as well. I’d love to add some Washington peaks to my hiking
resume during time off.