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not my report, but a great report

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Offline 01ACRViper

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not my report, but a great report
« on: March 26, 2010, 02:13:56 AM »

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Offline mule ears

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Re: not my report, but a great report
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2010, 08:23:42 AM »
Some seriously crazy guys for sure.  Thanks
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Offline tjavery

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Re: not my report, but a great report
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010, 08:37:24 AM »
Awesome report and photos! Beautiful country up there.

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Offline txhiker

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Re: not my report, but a great report
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010, 10:09:10 AM »
Wow...truly amazing!
"I wasn't born in Texas, but, I came here as fast as I could"
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Mesquite, TX

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Offline mountaindocdanny

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Re: not my report, but a great report
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2010, 02:09:51 PM »
Kind of makes me feel like a weenie.

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Offline bjbriggs

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Re: not my report, but a great report
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2010, 03:10:30 PM »
That was some kind of hike.....

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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: not my report, but a great report
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2010, 07:50:28 PM »
More than 20 days hiking in the tundra... :icon_eek:, and on August. :nailbitting:, definitly a dream hike for our beloved region..just think the truck full of water you would have to haul. Only in Alaska. Great trip report, Viper.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2010, 11:08:28 PM by homerboy2u »
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline jeffblaylock

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Re: not my report, but a great report
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2010, 08:03:42 PM »
Kind of makes me feel like a weenie.

Don't say that, Danny. We all know you wouldn't have messed with resupplies and just carried all 33 days' worth from the trailhead!
Jeff Blaylock
Austin, Texas

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splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

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Offline SA Bill

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Re: not my report, but a great report
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2010, 10:07:04 PM »
Holy Crap! What a trip! What logistics! What photography! What a landscape! Whew!! :icon_eek:

Words you really don't want to hear/think about:
"...balls-deep glacially fed river crossings".   Yikes! :pissed:
   Bill
Bill - In San Antonio

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Offline dkerr24

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Re: not my report, but a great report
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2010, 11:29:42 PM »
Holy smokes!.... that is like the grand-daddy of all backpacking trips!  Filtering pure blue water out of moulin hole?  Wow!

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Offline Al

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Re: not my report, but a great report
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2010, 11:56:33 PM »
Those guys have skills/knowledge and guts I can only imagine. 

Al

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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: not my report, but a great report
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2010, 10:03:19 AM »
Those guys have skills/knowledge and guts I can only imagine. 

Al

 Yeah, i want to see them do a Burro trail, such as the one you did on SDC. Their feit was none the less .................CH ALLENGING  :shocked:. They get all of my respect as well: Young, with out commitments, no worries, full of optimism, all the time in the world. All the profile needed to complete this incredible hike.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline fartymarty

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Re: not my report, but a great report
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2010, 12:56:43 PM »
Wow! :icon_eek: what a trip!

The 10+ miles of glacier crossing looks like it might be fun for the first mile or two, but the all day
wet alder shwacking looks awful. ...ahhh to be young again and call it fun. :eusa_drool:
Fort Worth

 


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