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OML trip- Thanksgiving....Hopefully

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Offline Hiker79

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Re: OML trip- Thanksgiving....Hopefully
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2018, 05:55:04 PM »
I've only done it in the spring.  Feb and Mar.  For what it's worth, here:  http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/solo-counter-clockwise-oml-330-41/

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Offline dprather

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Re: OML trip- Thanksgiving....Hopefully
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2018, 10:11:02 PM »
Alan--the 3 times so far, starting and ending in the Basin, counterclockwise; the two times planned later this year, starting and ending Homer Wilson.  Times are not blazing, after all I am old, fat and slow.  16 hours is the goal.

Quatro--not really; just trying to do stuff so I don't die.  Gotta keep goals on the near horizon to motivate a certain level of activity.  I've been lucky the past few years to do a ton of stuff and see a lot of things.  Been gradually doing more and more miles per day, even on 2 bad knees and a bad back.  Going faster and lighter is better for me than going heavy.  This fall I plan to try the 96 mile Lone Star Hiking Trail in under 48 hours (start Saturday midnight, finish Sunday sometime).  I've now done the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim 15 times.  16th this November.  Thanksgiving weekend we will do the OML and Marufo Vega dayhikes.

Truly Amazing (period)
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Offline steelfrog

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Re: OML trip- Thanksgiving....Hopefully
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2018, 10:31:46 PM »
Alan—GC RtR is about 22 miles or so, if you use South Kaibab. If N-S, about 4800’ gain; S-N, 5800’.  I’ve done it under 10 hours a few times. Once again, not blazing speed.

Still doing tons of other stuff too.

I had sort of a revelation about 2.5 years ago when me and a guy were doing a two-day 70 mile section of the Ouachita trail and one of my knees had an arthritic flareup after 27 Miles the first day. I went to a doc and he recommended I get stronger. That is, do MORE activity. This was totally counterintuitive to me. But he was right. I increased strength and activity and haven’t felt better since before I was 40 (51 now)

 


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