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Nice job persevering through the blisters and fatigue to finish. That's an epic trip. One question - did any light pollution from the oilfield or White's City impact your nighttime skies on this trip? I recall seeing a lot more light than expected near the McKittrick Ridge campsites last time I was in the NP. Curious if that was noticeable on your route through the LNF?Once again, congratulations.
One question - did any light pollution from the oilfield or White's City impact your nighttime skies on this trip? I recall seeing a lot more light than expected near the McKittrick Ridge campsites last time I was in the NP. Curious if that was noticeable on your route through the LNF?Once again, congratulations.
Cameron,Really great report on a fantastic achievement! Thanks for taking the considerable time and effort to post your trip report. Thanks also for not letting negative or critical comments get you down too much. Again, I must express my great appreciation for your videography. Super cool!What kind of footwear did you use on this trip? Sandals?!When the rain hit that last night, do you think the drops were coming through the single-wall fabric, or were they just knocking loose the condensation on the inside? Thereís something to be said for two hikers sharing a double-wall tent, if they donít mind sacrificing privacy. Todd, thereís way too much brown in your beard for you to be calling yourself old, broí.(BTW, Toddís report is well worth reading. https://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entry/619724)Iím amazed at your last two days. Powering up to McKittrick Ridge with an AFTERNOON start, having come down from Wilderness Ridge that morning! Then zooming to Pine Spring next day and on up to Guadalupe Peak. Glad you overcame your aches and pains and malaise, to finish strong. Iíve never been up the trail from Grotto to McKittrick Ridge, but come to think of it, once you got past the punishing climb, it would almost be a long glide down to Pine Springs. Did you wait and fill up on water just before starting the climb, or did you carry it all the way from the parking lot?Is there anything you would have done differently, or any other major takeaway from this experience? I keep telling myself I need to get up to speed on GPS, but so far have been daunted by the learning curve.
Hey, Cameron thanks for sharing your story!! I'm soaking up all the details. I love all the photos and descriptions.I enjoyed your detailing the trip for us. Most of us don't respond much, but there is a silent majority that gleens a lot of important, pertinent information from your experience. So big thanks!I am doing almost the same thru-hike, solo, starting Nov 1.I'm starting at White city and going the whole way, then doing all 8000+ peaks in GUMO.
Great stuff wrangler88! It looks like the hiker signs that you talk about are metal "blazes" nailed to the trees. Are they just generic or are they special for the GRT?
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