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Very impressive, doing the OML in under 48 hours. You'll definitely have to come back for the South Rim.
Nice job, not sure why you all decided to rush through it (other than seeing if you could do it). You had a longer plan and then you didn't even stay in the park to check out other things with your extra time.Also not sure why your pack weighed 45-55# to start unless you were carrying 3 gallons of water? Was that food for both of you or just one person, looked like a cook kit and food for 2.Did you check out Upper Juniper spring or go down Fresno at all?
Interesting take on the OML...........thank s for the report.If you camped at Juniper Canyon 1, then indeed it was a long hike from there to Homer Wilson Ranch. Depending on where you camped, it is approximately 17.8 miles to a point beyond the ranch house.
Quote from: DesertRatShorty on March 27, 2018, 05:41:58 PMVery impressive, doing the OML in under 48 hours. You'll definitely have to come back for the South Rim.Agreed. Not many folks on here would (or could) do that. And almost 18 miles in one day, carrying those packs, with that weight, is an almost superhuman feat. Thanks for the detailed equipment breakdown. I think you could probably shave a few pounds next time and be happier, but the main thing is you finished with a smile. Loved the trail video. Well done, Lewis and Clark.
...we completed the loop in 48 hours or so.
Was curious about the hours to get your permit. I was intending to drive down, obtain my permit, Camp that day and wake up early to hike.
Quote from: Dcason1987 on April 18, 2018, 06:49:09 PMWas curious about the hours to get your permit. I was intending to drive down, obtain my permit, Camp that day and wake up early to hike.If you're not arriving at peak time (holidays or school breaks), it shouldn't take more than an hour (and probably less) to get a permit from Panther Junction. I usually do the same thing you've described.
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