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Re: Close Quarters

Postby KingMouth » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:20 pm

Hobbes wrote:It's not like you just show up @ Parker, McGee, Pine, Shepherd, etc on a whim.

I got to agree. Those are two of my planned trips this summer. If I'm going solo, I like some solitude!

I did a nice training hike up Mt Baden Powell (2800 ft in 3.8 miles) on fathers day to simulate the Pine Creek TH climb (2400 ft in first 3.4 miles). It went well, and I think I'm almost ready with two weeks to go.

Now I got two months to figure out a plan for Shepherd!

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Re: Close Quarters

Postby maverick » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:37 pm

Now I got two months to figure out a plan for Shepherd!

With any of the 4 big treadmills (Taboose, Sawmill, Baxter, and Shepherd), always make sure you either get a very early start to beat the heat, or start late in the day, continue a ways by flashlight to a campsite, and get an early start the next morning (this you do if you are familiar with where the campsites are located).
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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

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