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2010 Sierra Challenge - Aug 6-15

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Postby Daria » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:07 pm

Vitaliy M wrote:
Dougb wrote:I hear you Bob, you are wise to disregard my input! I never was good at dayhiking, at least on consecutive days like that, I guess I'm more of a backpacker. I am amazed at what you are doing, guys like you and Matthew, and Sean, I mean how do you do it? You are like the Lance Armstrong of the mountains 8)


Let the hero worship begin!


What keeps you going is all psychological-believe it or not there is a certain degree of enjoyment in doing these peaks, and when it reaches an obsessive level-it turns into consecutive day hiking. Mentality and enthusiasm and dedication dictates physical ability.

Bob, I think the best combination for Sierra Challenges is throwing in some shorter, "fun" days-with a few challenging super hard day hikes sprinkled in there. There is some strong satisfaction to be had after completing some of those very long and strenuous more remote peaks. You reach a certain level where you naturally crave to push yourself harder just to get a bigger high and shorter day hikes just doesn't cut it anymore.

This years challenge predominantly had very horrible scree terrain-although challenging and good practice in its own right, there are more enjoyable peaks for purely climbing purposes. It's always preferable to enjoy 3rd class/4th class ascents and next years challenge should have a healthy picking of these.
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Postby Luciano136 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:41 pm

Darija wrote:This years challenge predominantly had very horrible scree terrain


Welcome to the Sierra LOL
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Postby Michael Graupe » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:53 pm

Vitaliy M wrote:PEOPLE WANT CARL HELLER!!!! ON THE LIST!!! : )))))))))


But only with the George Creek approach. :))
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Postby SoCalHiker » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:56 pm

Darija wrote:Bob, I think the best combination for Sierra Challenges is throwing in some shorter, "fun" days-with a few challenging super hard day hikes sprinkled in there. There is some strong satisfaction to be had after completing some of those very long and strenuous more remote peaks. You reach a certain level where you naturally crave to push yourself harder just to get a bigger high and shorter day hikes just doesn't cut it anymore.

This years challenge predominantly had very horrible scree terrain-although challenging and good practice in its own right, there are more enjoyable peaks for purely climbing purposes. It's always preferable to enjoy 3rd class/4th class ascents and next years challenge should have a healthy picking of these.


I truely think YOU should organize next year's event. You should also have the right to pick the participants...
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Postby PellucidWombat » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:37 pm

Black Kaweah would be great and all, but I don't think I'd want to be anywhere near it if a group of people were heading up it. Loose rock city!
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