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Postby Bob Burd » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:03 am

I took the Girl Scouts on a patented death march last Sunday. Over three miles, nearly 300ft of gain, with a visit to the non-native white fallow deer. No rain, no snow, no sun for that matter. Utterly brutal affair.
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Postby Saintgrizzly » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:24 am

Bob Burd wrote:I took the Girl Scouts on a patented death march last Sunday.


Where did they bury the survivors? :wink:


Seriously, though....

Lolli wrote:Suffering all that beauty brings a whole new perspective to hiking.


What a great way to say it!
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Postby cp0915 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:12 pm

I recently hiked up a very small mountain near Laughlin, Nevada. It required less than a mile roundtrip, about 400 feet of elevation gain, and the views from the top were not extraordinary. I conducted the ascent at a very ordinary pace. The primary satisfaction I got was the knowledge that I returned safely. May I live another day to hike up yet another minor peak.

Great thread! :D
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Postby The Chief » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:16 pm

I woke up this morning.... I wasn't dead.
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Postby MarthaP » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:03 am

We hiked up to the moraine past Mitchell Lake on Tuesday, admiring the shadows of Mt Toll, Arapahoe, and Little Paiute. Post-holing snow part of the way. RMNP led us up past Nymph and Dream lake to Emerald lake and under the northern shadow of Hallett's. Egads, the spires up there are magnificent.

And all in less than 4 km. Life's a bitch and then you get to be me. :lol:
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Postby MoapaPk » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:52 am

MarthaP wrote:...up past Nymph and Dream lake to Emerald lake and under the northern shadow of Hallett's. Egads, the spires up there are magnificent.

And all in less than 4 km. Life's a bitch and then you get to be me. :lol:


Ah Hallett. I was last there 38 years ago, before Lolli was born.
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Postby MarthaP » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:14 am

MoapaPk wrote:
MarthaP wrote:...up past Nymph and Dream lake to Emerald lake and under the northern shadow of Hallett's. Egads, the spires up there are magnificent.

And all in less than 4 km. Life's a bitch and then you get to be me. :lol:


Ah Hallett. I was last there 38 years ago, before Lolli was born.


:lol: :lol: :lol: You must have also been related to the gal who carded her at the convenience store. :lol:
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Postby lisae » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:29 am

Last weekend I drove down the coast to hike the Headlands Trail at Andrew Molera State Park. The trail is about a quarter of a mile, 100 feet of elevation gain. At the top, you get wonderful coastal views!

Walking back to my car, through the tent camp, I saw about 20 squirrels in a meadow. They were feasting on something, although I am not sure what on. Anyway, I have never seen so many squirrels at one time.
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Postby Day Hiker » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:22 am

Today was a shorter walk, but yesterday, I went for a 4-mile barefoot walk around the neighborhood with DayHikerJr. About 3 miles was me carrying him, but the rest was him roaring like a dinosaur, running behind me, chasing me. He gets that from the Jurassic Park scene where the t-rex chases the Jeep.
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Postby armorfoot » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:16 pm

I took my 5 month old corgi and 17 year old sheltie on a walk with my wife. 2 miles round trip. Maybe 10 feet of elevation gain. The sunny weather was too much to bear. The sheltie doesn't move that fast since he has a brain tumor turning his nose bridge into a volcanic feature. He still had fun.
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Postby cp0915 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:59 pm

MoapaPk wrote:
MarthaP wrote:...up past Nymph and Dream lake to Emerald lake and under the northern shadow of Hallett's. Egads, the spires up there are magnificent.

And all in less than 4 km. Life's a bitch and then you get to be me. :lol:


Ah Hallett. I was last there 38 years ago, before Lolli was born.


Ah, yes Hallett. I climbed a wonderful route on Hallett's north face a couple summers ago. Fantastic route!
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Postby MarthaP » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:30 pm

Would love to see that photo, DMT. Were you on the Great Dihedral? We were looking at a couloir on the north side starting from the lake and up through the first notch on the east side of the third buttress. Looks completely doable now! Is that the Northcutt-Carter? It's not the Chimney. Also checked out a couple of hikes up through Tyndall Gorge with a ski-out starting at the glacier. So much to do...oh, wait, this is the anti-spray thread. :oops:
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