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Hi. I'm Don, and I hike without GPS. That's my self-introduction at my Anti-technology Anonymous (AtA) meetings. We meet every Tuesday evening at the Methodist Church.
With the OML there is the grind of longer length and more nights on the trail. The MdA has that rough first hump, but then it remains uphill all the way in. The me, the MV has the toughest short section - that climb up out of the wash and into the Dead Horse. I don't think you see anything up on MdA that is radically different from what you saw on you MV solo, maybe just more of it."
Speaking to your question, I havenít gotten up on the MdA yet (has plans, but in grand Big Bend tradition, things changed ,) but have done both the OML (2 nights) and MV dayhike. No guarantees obviously, but my guess is youíll run into other folks somewhere along the OML while youíll have the MdA to yourself. And that the OML would be more thru-bike style while the MdA would be more poke around and explore. So the other considerations is which of those types of trips is what you need in your life right now.
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