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  1. Todd308TR

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    Cool! Nice job, love hiking.
     
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    I have hiked the first 275 miles of the Appalachian Trail, Angels Landing in Zion and also Yosemite in Winter, you might like this thread from last year:

    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/hiking-hadrians-wall-2017.552143/

    In 75 days (April 2018) myself and 14 friends are hiking the Great Glen Way in Scotland, we also have our sites set on Everest Base Camp and Mt. Kilimanjaro someday.
     
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    we're back in Boulder and then Estes later in week hiking almost daily. yesterday we just did run around CU campus to help acclimate. we had great day today doing Green Mountain and long route home for 7.94 miles and 2,448 elevation. I did this 2016 with a young skinny mountain guide, but we did it today with Jennie and Mia only taking 20 more minutes. Mia was a beast (sherpa) on the first 2.5 miles to the summit. At 60 pounds she just flies up.

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    Damn Rob, do you ever, you know, like chill?
     
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    Great Family Pic, to boot!

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    I’m actually good at that. :). I’m an expert sleeper and napper, also expert at Old Fashioned’s. :D
     
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    But do you ever, like, tiptoe through the tulips? Or just groovin? :p



     
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    Can't believe I missed this thread. I love hiking. My 2 favorite of all time were the Cables of Half Dome (Yosemite) and Kanarraville Falls just outside of Zion. The latter is probably the easiest hike ever, but the most beautiful with the slot canyons and waterfall.
     
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    File this under never do that again! Jennie and I successfully summited Long’s Peak yesterday. Started 1am, summited in 7 hours 30 minutes, and back down in 6 hours 30 minutes. Jennie could have done it quicker, but I was carrying 100 pounds more up the mountain than her. :D. 14,259 feet, 4,744 elevation gain, 7k calories burned, and 14.5 miles round trip.

    Above the boulder field entering the keyhole (where 1.5 miles exposed technical stuff starts).

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    The Ledges, I think more exposed and more deaths than the Narrows. That’s Jennie blue everything.

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    Below bolder field 6 miles into the easy part up and 2 miles of terror to the peak.

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    #12 rob lay, Aug 8, 2019
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    Just had a good 2 weeks out of Vail which included some great hikes.

    Vail Berrypicker w/Mia 7 miles and 2,100 feet gain.

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    Booth Falls w/girlfriend 4 miles 1,300 feet.

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    Actually ran an official race from Vail Village over to Berrypicker and then back to top of Gondola 1. I broke all kinds of personal records going up the mountain average 17 minute miles for 4.5 miles, but still got butt kicked by all the mountain men that weigh 140 lbs. :D

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    Did 14’er Sherman and took saddle over to do sub 14’er Sheridan.

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    The hike of the trip was Mount of the Holy Cross ass kicker 12 miles and 5,200 feet climb being my 3rd 14’er.

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    wow, that is awesome. I cannot even fathom being in that good of shape (sadly).

    Speaking of sad, gotta say I went thru the thread from start to finish and your relationship change is noteworthy (we all thought you and the wife and daughter had it all going on). New lady looks and sounds great from what you've said, so cool that she is now doing some of these with you...think she will join you on the crazy rock scramble to 14,000 hike/climbs?
     
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    me either, went through bad bouts of clots early 2017 and it did a number on my left leg and lungs. when I could start running again I went from running 5 miles to a quarter mile and then my pace from 8 minutes to 12 minutes. I was determined to get over it though and it took almost 2 years for me to feel as good and have the pace I had before the clots. Doing a half marathon in December.

    strange deal to me, wasn't expecting it. no one did each other wrong, always got along, finances good, everything good, except after 25 years she was looking to do something different and it wasn't me. :) now I'm thankful as feel like I really found the love of my life and this has focused me on important things as I leave 45 behind. think I'm going through positives of a midlife without actually going through a midlife myself. :D
     
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    Another challenge for the extreme hiker--Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim. No overnight camping, moving non-stop except for food, water, sock changes. Two good friends did it in 25:00 hrs with the slower hiker taking way too many breaks. I and a long-time endurance friend did it in 16:48. And a buddy bested us with a time of 14:41. Hardest thing I've ever done. 43 miles, major elevation change, gorgeous sunrise views. Just thought I'd post this here for the few crazies on this site!

    BTW in Zion National Park, Observation Point hike is a much better view than Angel's Landing (unless you climb the north face of it...)
     
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    congrats!

    That might be just a little much for me right now. I did a 20+ mile day hunting in Alaska much of it off trail. That has been my hardest day. Long's Peak 15 miles and 5k, then Holy Cross 10 miles and 5,500 feet. I just don't think my body could take enough liquid and calories to handle 43 and 12k. I do want to do rim to rim though.

    https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/grand-canyon-rim-to-rim-to-rim--7
     
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    For fun, I did rim to rim in July - saw 116 on the way out
     
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    Rim to Rim would be great as well. I've thought about it and would still need to take months to train for it as well. Lots of water stations on the north rim part of the canyon make starting on the South a great idea. Beautiful hike either way!
     
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    That sounds like fun...I've only been to the north rim (trip involved Zion and Bryce Canyon) and it was beautiful.

    I'm pretty sure I can't do that hike though...I would dehydrate and cramp up too easily. The most hiking I've done in the last few years was up half dome. 17 miles roundtrip and it took nearly 12 hours. My legs were cramping up on mile 16 which was almost flat and near the parking lot...that would be bad to happen going back up something like the grand canyon...
     
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    Hiking Azores soon. It’s no R2R2R Grand Canyon but should be fun.
    Have thought of R2R. Have done GC 5-6 times just down and back after an overnight camping. 3-4hrs down and 5-7 up. So a R2R2R would be 20hrs for me. Tough at 50 and 220 blood pressure w/o meds. Sadly, hereditary despite being in fighting shape.
     
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    We all have reasons to do or not do something. What matters is what YOU chose to do. Doesn't matter what others do, just keep getting outside. Life is short!

    And some of my best memories are drinking beers with friends around the campfire...
     
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    that's just crazy! :D I couldn't do that yet, but funny thing the more hikes I have with exposure and then after rock climbing this past summer I am getting more comfortable.
     
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    Great pics, just went through the thread. Big fan of trekking, I'm fairly athletic, but not so great at high altitudes. Andy, your pic made my hands sweat, lol!
     

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