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    i say he won't do it
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    Does he have any LD hiking experience?
    If not NOW, then WHEN?

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    According to the biography page - no. He has backcountry experience (living in the woods) but no thruhiking experience.

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    That was my question as well.

    I see he is (was?) based in Boulder. If I had known about this earlier, I would have invited him to the Ruck this weekend. Curious to hear more about his plans.

    EDIT: WAS; his journal pages are now written from Michigan.
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    that's 35+ mile per day, every day, for a year. no zeros. that means realistically about 40+ on most days and a 10 mile nero on resupply days.

    completing the quad in two years might be doable but a considerable challenge, in one year is unreasonable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustaTouron View Post

    completing the quad in two years might be doable but a considerable challenge, in one year is unreasonable.
    In fairness, people said that about the 1 yr Triple Crown as well.

    Justin Lichter aka Trauma, did the ECT (AT+other trails), CDT and PCT in one year which is 10k plus miles.

    Will it be easy? Hell no. Extremely difficult. Yes. But it is (just barely) on the edge of possible for someone.

    Mind you, that someone is NOT me.
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    Godspeed to the man if that's what he wants to do.

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    Good luck to him.
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    Starting the NCT in January will be interesting. It's all good. I'm just tryin' to get through the AT in one year myself....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    I wish him well. Hope he does, but I fear Lone Wolf is right.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Taking a walk......

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    Is this possible? He is starting on Jan. 1 in the north and will hike the NC trail leading through very snowy states. North Dakota alone can get a heck of a lot of snow in the March timeframe that he would need to enter the state.
    Where do other ultra long distance hikers trying for the Triple Crown start and when? I would guess most start on Springer and go north, jump over to the PCT at the southern end and then go SOBO on the CDT. Am I right?
    30-40 miles a day through snowy terrain. Doable? I don't know

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    Thats just insane. But anything is possible i suppose and boy will he get alot of attention if he completes this crazy journey.

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    Hiking the NCT through PA in January sounds like a wretched idea. A few miles of wonderfully beautiful trail followed by miles and miles of salt encrusted road walking. Ever get hit with the snow scraped from a PENNDOT snowplow? I haven't, but my mailbox got sheered in half last week from that....
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    I agree with Wolf.. he want make it ..maybe we all should all get personal websites and have a catharsis about our lives ..personally I cannot stand is type of golly look at me stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post

    Going way out an a limb there LW.
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    I might just go along. I'm retired now.

    Or maybe not.

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    I'd like to see someone do that, but don't think his first attempt will be more than a learning experience.
    He may learn he's not what he think he is, or if he's the real thing as far as toughness, organization, thinking on his feet, goes, 15 months would be an extraordinary 2nd attempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mags View Post
    In fairness, people said that about the 1 yr Triple Crown as well.
    I agree. Possible.



    .... but doubtful
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Bill View Post
    Going way out an a limb there LW.
    explain that statement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Bill View Post
    Going way out an a limb there LW.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    explain that statement
    being facetious

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