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Asking for a friend: is the semi-official 24-hour OML actually an amended OML that leaves off the Basin and uses Colima as the connector? What is the semi-official mileage of this semi-official challenge?
Perhaps your middle-of-the-night huff-n-puff up Colima explains the recent reports of strange nighttime noises near the Colima campsites!!!!!!!!!I'd guess that a 24-hour attempt would get the better of a man when he reached Colima and his steps would begin dragging.
Quote from: dprather on December 01, 2019, 04:57:13 PMAsking for a friend: is the semi-official 24-hour OML actually an amended OML that leaves off the Basin and uses Colima as the connector? What is the semi-official mileage of this semi-official challenge?The FKT (fastest known time) is on the official NPS route from the Basin.Here is the official site, looks like it is just under 7 hours.
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Contemplating your path, the times you arrived at different places, and so on.:The trail you traveled during the darkest hours is very burned-in and distinct, and thus easier to follow in the dark. Was that part of your plan?
I'm concerned that your toughest hump (up the Chisos Wall out of Juniper Canyon) took place well into your trip and on tired legs. Did you consider alternatives? That said, any way you shake it out, you'll have a tough hump on tired legs.
I might have missed it in your trip report, but did moon phase have any impact on your plans? It seems that a full moon would be helpful.
Do you have any suggestions for what equipment you found useful and necessary and what equipment might be useless and unnecessary?
What would you have done differently?
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