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  1. #21
    Otter1's Avatar
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    I have really enjoyed this thread. I tend to avoid reading this type of question & answer because, well, people like what they like. But this is a fun read.

    If I'm lucky enough to sleep in, then I take advantage of it. But it rarely happens. If it does happen and my hiking buddy has started a fire...I don't complain

    I generally like to get going quickly and stop for breakfast at a nice spot with a view, or a rock, or a log to sit on, ... whatever. Hiking warms me better than anything else on a cold morning (except a fire!).

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    Senior Member Singingcrowsings's Avatar
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    I'm up with the sun, eat while enjoying where I am, listening to the bush come alive and the sun rise, then go.

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    Senior Member Kallorne's Avatar
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    I like to have a quick bite and tea in the early twilight when the birds start up, nothing better the being wrapped up in down and listening to everything come alive around you. It's much easier for me to get up early when it's my choice. I'm usually on the trail with the sunrise... If there's rain or some similar nonsense I lounge awhile hoping for a break (doubly so when it's wet snow). Once I'm walking I usually don't stop until I get into camp, usually by mid afternoon, just in time for naps and/or fishing. That may change with my new hiking companion this year though! (1 yr old as of 4/5)

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    "don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go and do that because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

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    Coffee - that's all I need. Coffee. Fresh-roasted coffee, along with a little trail mix and I'm ready to start the day!
    "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    At home, I'm normally up around 8. In the woods, I'm usually asleep by an hour after dark and up and about as soon as I realize it is light.
    Need my coffee and something, usually oatmeal, or I don't walk well. Also have to eat before taking my ever growing number of meds! It seems to take me 90 minutes for that and packing up. Would like to move out sooner. Still working on that.

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    Senior Member Spiguyver's Avatar
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    For the most part I'm the get up and go type. However, the past couple of months I've been getting out with my middle son, 11 years old, and I have been changing my habits to make everything more enjoyable for him. First off, I don't set an alarm, I always rise early while on the trail naturally, but he doesn't, so I don't want to spoil the sleep for him. While he's still asleep I'll make some coffee, and break out the cards I brought and play some solitaire, or take a short walk, taking in the surrounding area and the differences the early morning light reveals. I have been breaking down my hammock setup while he's still asleep and as long as the weather is nice, I've even been breaking down his tarp setup and having most of it ready to go for him by the time he rolls out of the hammock. We haven't been pushing huge miles yet, we've kept it to the 5-10 miles per day, but they are starting to grow, and he's getting excited about the progress.

    Either way, get up and go, or chill and relax, you can't go wrong, you're in the woods, enjoy it!

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    I have to pee around sunrise so I'm up. A brew going and working on breakfast.
    If I'm waking or paddling and it's going to be hot I like to start and stop early anyway .
    If I want to fish a little or explore a bit I may pack up and then fish and move on after a fry up and dishes cleaned.

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    It's usually hard to do a lot of miles anywhere I've been. It's possible to add miles, but never really a goal that you must achieve in order to set up camp. So I'll usually wake up around 7:30am, relax a bit to watch the sun come up, have coffee and breakfast, pack up, and start hiking by 9:00-ish all without rushing. I always try not to rush it. 10, 20 years from now when I look back, I want to see all the cool videos and photos I took instead of seeing that I hiked 16 miles instead of 12.

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    Love the moto - Smiles, not miles. Don't know where I heard it - heck it may have even been in this thread.

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    Every day I get up committed to chilling out and taking my time. Heat water for a nice cup of coffee before breakfast; morning ablutions and start organizing gear a little while it's heating up. Take a sip; burn my tongue; and finish packing hammock et al. while it's cooling enough to drink. sit down to enjoy that first cuppa and of course it's cold so I take a sip; chuck the rest; and am on my way within about 15-20 minutes of getting up, right around sunrise. An hour or so down the trial/river/whatever I'll grab a ProBar or Greenbelly or something and call it breakfast.

    As you can imagine, I'm usually alone!
    Add life to your years!

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