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SlowBro - Colorado Trail Journal - 2016

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Mark "SlowBro" Hurd
City: Eugene
State: OR
Country: USA
Begins: Jul 1, 2016
Direction: Southbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Feb 7th, 2016

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Entry Visits: 936
Journal Visits: 62,813
Guestbook Views: 774
Guestbook Entrys: 11

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Training Along Amazon Creek

Friends

I just got off the phone with my friend Bob, who along with his wife, Kathy, hiked a little of the PCT with me. He is "threatening" to join me on my CT trip which would be awesome. We have similar hiking styles, compatable dispositions, and have had many an adventure on the trail over the years. It would be wonderful to hike with him, and I'm not just saying that because I know he will read this at some point. :^)

We discussed training for the rigors of this trail. He lives as 4500 ft whereas Eugene is only 450 ft above sea level. Since we will start the trail in Denver, he has a 10 fold elevation acclimation advantage (EAA for short) on me at the beginning. Still, we will both have to get up to 15 to 20 miles a day before we get on the trail. We discussed how we can work through issues like pace. I know he is concerned that I will just zoom down the trail at a thru-hiker pace. But he and Kathy hiked with me along the PCT and we had no trouble staying together and making good milage. Besides, I don't want to just zip down the trail. I would like to savor it, something I didn't do very much of on the PCT.

So it looks like I will have a partner for this trip, probably several a some points as other friends join us along the trail. That thought really makes me happy. Here's to friends!!!

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"I can't say as ever I was lost, but I was bewildered once for three days." -Daniel Boone

"The Journey IS The Reward" -SlowBro

 

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