[pct-l] pct-l Digest, Vol 43, Issue 5
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Hiker97 at aol.com
Fri May 4 17:39:49 CDT 2007
_montytam at gmail.com_ (mailto:montytam at gmail.com) writes: On April 30, 2007
Rachel Baljeu, female terminator type and class of 2007, completed the Warner
Loop on a solo mission. She may be the first woman to have completed this
PCT hike. She CASUALLY and FEARLESSLY sat and had lunch right down on the
open trail without tree cover or any other protection. She started and
completed the loop within the same day.
WATCH OUT SWITCHBACK! Those female terminator types are right behind you
and biting at your heels!!
Take care old buddy and Warner Springs Monty has no intention of adopting
the treacherous loop this year as you suggested. He took the traditional, safe
route this year.......................... bypass.
Hummmmmm. This could be serious. A female Terminator Leadership Type on
the infamous 1.5 mile Warner Springs Loop of the PCT. She might try to steal
my thunder for naming of the Clinton C. Clarke Tree too. Sounds like she is
an experienced hiker and laughs at death by eating her lunch on the trail
regardless of the mutant saber tooth mountain lions in the vicinity. Even I did
not do that last week in my ultra challenge and successful hike of the Loop.
Plus, world renown ultra lighter Warner Springs Monty skips the Loop and
goes the bypass route like 99.9% of PCT hikers. This just goes to show the
challenges and dangers of those who brave the official trail around Warner
Springs. Amazing. Just amazing.
Also, let's not forget that it is not just 1.5 miles to do the Loop. It is
really 2.5 miles, since you have to walk from Warner Springs to the trial and
then a half mile back to the golf course snack bar once you finish. I do
not want anyone to underestimate the distance and accomplishment of this feat.
A little respect is in order for those who do this.
Your pal, good luck and be safe, Switchback the PCT Ultra Marathon Hiker
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