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Hiking with the movie guy

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Dec. 28, 2007 at 10:36 am with No Comments »
December 28, 2007 10:36 am

I had a rare opportunity Thursday morning to go hiking with one of my favorite writers – TNT movie critic Soren Andersen. While he’s worked at the TNT for 24 years and I’ve been here for 12, we rarely cross paths because neither of us work in the office much.

Our editor’s thought it would be fun to pair up writers with vastly different specialties to try something new. Yes, our editors are so hands on they’re even setting out New Year’s resolutions for us.

After Soren nixed rock climbing and skiing we settled on a 7.5-mile hike from Issaquah up Tiger Mountain to Poo Poo Point. The story runs Monday in SoundLife.

I was looking forward to the experience so I could talk movies with Soren, a guy I’ve been reading since I was in the 5th grade. Soren wasn’t looking forward to the assignment at all. He said it had been almost 50 years since his last hike. I’m guessing it will be another 50 until his next hike.

Here’s a pic courtesy of TNT photographer Peter Haley, who documented Soren’s adventure.

When Soren decided to call it quits less than a mile from the top, I grabbed the guidebook to show him what the view at the top would have looked like.

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