[Cdt-l] Hiker Quiz

Doug-Sue doug-sue71 at comcast.net
Thu Apr 2 19:15:31 CDT 2009

I got a 35% on the quiz.

No hiking for me for awhile.  I just had my prostate removed.  Radiation 
coming up in a couple of months.  cdt-l gives me hope of another season!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Ostheimer" <rick.ostheimer at sbcglobal.net>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 6:13 PM
Subject: [Cdt-l] Hiker Quiz

>I got a 42.  Sounds low, but the verbal interpretation made me feel
> better.
> Speaking as someone from the midwest, I thought there was some skewing
> toward those with more ready access to high altitude (i.e. Colorado) as
> even on the PCT, there was only a brief time I hiked over 14000 (on
> Whitney).  A question related to the max daily elevation gain/loss might
> be less biased---as would questions regarding average daily miles on
> long trails----though that is biased too as AT miles are much more
> generally than PCT miles.  I averaged nearly 20 miles per full hiking
> day on the PCT, but only about 14 on the AT.  Can't speak for the CDT yet.
> We don't have much need for ice ax/crampons here in the east, though on
> a winter trip last year they would have come in handy.  To practice
> self-arrest, I had to take my ax to an area ski area.  Only got it out
> twice on the PCT, though there was at least two other time during a
> glissade down from Mt. BadenPowell and on a climb up Mather Pass on June
> 11 at 6 pm after it was in shadow.
> Handlebar
> AT06, PCT08, CDT hopeful 10
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