Oh, you macho man, youAugust 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.