[Cdt-l] link to a hiker quiz

Will Hiltz will.hiltz at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 09:04:08 CDT 2009


Voyageur-

We met on the top of Glen Pass with Galahad in '07... I scored a 57%, mostly
from also having lived in NH for a time!  Hope to see you out there in
'10...


YITOOD,

Easy

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Scott Piddington <sp2mtns at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I thought the Hiker Quiz was a blast even before I got my score of an
> astonishing 59%. It made me think back and reminisce about so many
> adventures. Some of the questions even made me laugh. Thanks Fiddlehead.
>
> It seems to me that many thruhikers believe they are "professional" or
> "expert" backpackers just because they thruhike. I bite my tongue when I
> hear a thruhiker with no other hiking experience make such a claim. A
> thruhike is an incredible achievement but there are many other backpacking
> challenges. I had 40 years of backpacking experience all over the country
> before my first thruhike. Of course, now I fear I am adicted to thruhikes.
> Living in NH accounts for many nights & miles on snow. Adventures in
> Wyoming, Colorado, Florida, & Alaska accomadate many of the other questions.
>
> No matter how much anyone does there will always be some one who does more.
> Who cares. Just get out there, have fun and be happy about what you can and
> do do.
>
> Voyageur
> AT-04, PCT-07, PCT-08, CDT-10?? (see you there Handlebar)
>
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 18:13:27 -0400
> From: Rick Ostheimer <rick.ostheimer at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: [Cdt-l] Hiker Quiz
> To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
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> 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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> Message: 4
> Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 19:44:47 EDT
> From: CicelyB250 at aol.com
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] link to a hiker quiz
> To:
>  fiddleheadpa at hotmail.com, cdt-l at backcountry.net
> Message-ID: <d18.4194999d.3706a7ef at aol.com>
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> Cool - 43%  I think it helps to be "old".  CicelyB
>
>
> In a message dated 4/2/2009 12:38:24 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> fiddleheadpa at hotmail.com writes:
>
> Hello,  my first post under my new login  (forgot my password for the old
> one)
>
> I hiked the CDT many years ago.
> I have made up a quiz  which is basically my thoughts on what is important
> (or not) in learning or  honing hiking skills.
>
> I put it out on the AT forum and got flamed  pretty hard by some of the
> newbie's there.
>
> I would like to put it on  this forum and see if there is any difference in
> the attitudes towards it,  scores (if you care to post your results), and any
> comments.
> Feel free to say what you think.  I'm a big boy and can take  it.
>
> Here is the link to my
>  blog and the quiz:
> _http://fiddlehead.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/rate-your-hiking-ability/_
> (http://fiddlehead.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/rate-your-hiking-ability/)
>
> thanks  everyone,  fiddlehead
> =
>
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