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Oh, you macho man, you

August 7 2001 at 9:19 PM
John G  (no login)

Response to Way to slow...


I'm so impressed that you hike so fast. Do your pace, but don't knock other people's paces. It ain't a race.

I hike about 2 mph on average, and I add 30 minutes for every 1,000 feet of climb. I've done Wheeler, Humphries, Guadelupe, and a number of other hikes in CO, NM, CA, and AZ.

Last year on Wheeler, I started at 6, was on the summit before noon, and was down by 3:30. My pace worked out exactly - 15 miles = 7.5 hours plus 2 hours extra climbing. It did start thundering on me, but I was safely below timberline.

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