[pct-l] It's All in the Timing huh?
jeffreyn at sonic.net
Tue Oct 2 20:23:15 CDT 2007
On Tue, 02 Oct 2007 17:48:56 -0700, Jon Akerman <jonakerman at gmail.com>
> ... when I first noticed the thru-hikers typical miles per day
> (20, right?), I thought that was a little much for me (because I'd
> really, really like to take my time in this thing, and I'm not an pro
> backpacker). ...
When I first started the JMT I thought I'd be lucky to be doing 10 miles a
day, and I was. Partly it was conditioning, partly it was the elevation,
partly it was stop and smell the roses. Within a matter of days, though,
I was rolling out 15 mile days and STILL feeling I'd seen what I had
wanted to see, smelled what I wanted to smell (and me besides), lazed the
way I wanted to laze, and so on.
That said, how rustic do you want to spend your winters? And who are you
Jeffrey "57" Zimmerman
The Left Coast
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