[pct-l] Fwd: Re: New PCT Speed Record
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Sun Sep 4 20:00:02 CDT 2016
I agree HYOH (as juvenile a response as it is that is more common to the
Facebook PCT pages). I think though that it could be expanded to HYOH-BKITY
(But Keep It To Yourself).
If you want to test your skills, push your limits, or impress yourself with
things like how fast you can hike in a day, complete a trail, or how little
or much weight you can carry, have a day then, but the bottom line is it is
your goal and it doesn't really need to be shared on a site like this that
is meant for the sharing of trail information, gear information, posting
and answering questions, etc.
There are plenty of sites and social media pages for the listing of records
and personal accomplishments (and other forms of
chest thumping, back patting, bragging, and horn blowing).
On Sun, Sep 4, 2016 at 3:34 PM, Reinhold Metzger <reinholdmetzger at cox.net>
> Yes Sebastian......HYOH!!!!!
> There are "Turtles" and there are "Rabbits".
> Turtles will always criticize the rabbits for going to fast and not
> sniffing the flowers along the way and the rabbits will always
> criticize the turtles for slowly lumbering down the trail getting
> to enjoy only one half the wilderness, in a particular time frame,
> compared to rabbits.
> Who is to say that turtles, lumbering down the trail enjoy their
> journey more than rabbits, skip hopping down the trail?
> I say....let everyone hike their own merry way and enjoy their
> journey their own special way.
> I first set foot on the JMT in the summer of 1968 and have since
> thru-hiked it many times with my friends, my wife, the Boy
> Scouts or on my own.
> However, the ones that I seem to remember the best, and I am
> the most fond off, are my JMT speed hikes.
> There is something to be said about challenging yourself by
> setting extremely high goals and then pushing your body to the
> limit to achieve those goals.
> Besides,...the aches and the pains will soon be forgotten,...but
> the memories,....aaahhh,....the MEMORIES,....they will last a
> I have been a rabbit and a turtle, enjoyed my journeys which
> ever way and came to realize there is no absolute correct way.
> Whether you hike like a turtle or a rabbit is usually a function
> of what you want out of your hike and your physical condition
> and whichever way makes you "happy" is the "correct" way
> for "YOU".
> JMT Reinhold
> Your happy trail companion skipping down the trail whichever way.
> Sebastian wrote....HYOH
> Tim wrote:
> Is anybody famous for just poking along the trail and enjoying it?
> Not worrying about how fast they can do the trip, how many
> miles they can do in one day, how little weight they can carry, etc.?
> It's a camping trip. Enjoy the walk!
> Reinhold wrote:
> Hi gang,
> Trouble is back in town.....the girls are dancing in the streets
> the guys are gnashing their teeth.
> Like some of you PCT fanatics probably already know, a 26 year
> old Belgian Dentist marathon runner by the name Karel Sabbe,
> who in the last 2 years has run close to 8,000 KM in 31 countries,
> set a new PCT speed record of 52 days, 8 hrs, 25 minutes.
> It should be noted that Karel did it as a marathon runner, with a
> support team, VS traditional backpacking where you carry all your
> gear and food, etc.
> Hats of to Karel, the new PCT sped record holder and his
> All records, sooner or later get broken.
> However, in my book, my buddy Scott Williamson still is, and
> probably always will be the undeniable, the unquestionable, and
> indisputable "King of the PCT" and his PCT accomplishments
> probably will never be equaled.
> "LONG LIVE THE KING" and may you have many offsprings to
> carry on his legacy.
> And also long live Switchback, the undeniable, the unquestionable,
> and indisputable"Rascal" of the PCT...aka Switchback the trail
> pirate, who's mischief of raiding and plundering innocent hikers
> also will never be equaled.
> I will not get into what I am famous for.
> You can ask...YOGI...she knows.
> JMT Reinhold
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