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    I would have killed over trying to do 3.5 mph. I usually average 2-2.5. I can pull about 15 total before I'm ready to fall out. Good job and good luck trying to reach your goal. Above all, have fun out there
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    Video.... Lets see the Video
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    that's great, keep it up

    when you doing the Batona with Kaia & I ?
    What do you think I'm training for? I've been thinking about hiking the entire 50-mile Batona Trail ever since you first mentioned it. Up until now, I couldn't imagine hiking 17-18 miles a day for three days straight. Now I'm thinking that with a little more training, I can do it this year.

    I'll have a lot more confidence after I hike 30 miles in two days this weekend (Pennsylvania Grand Canyon), and 31 miles in three days for the Fall MAHHA SOBO Pre-Hike on the 19th.

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    Awesome dude!

    You have it figured out. Just put one foot in front of the other and you will get to your goal in no time. If you need tips on what to eat while hiking to help with keeping your pack weight low, send me a PM and I'd be happy to help.I found food is one of the best things in getting those daily miles higher.

    Really great job!

    Fronkey

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    for what it's worth, here was my experience.

    I started the AT doing 8 - 10 miles a day.
    I did not feel I was in shape until after 2 weeks.

    After maybe a month, I could average 15's quite easily. Well, those darned mountains and ups and downs got in the way occasionally.
    I did several back to back 24, 22, 25 in PA in 98 degree heat. not fun.
    but it can be done.

    I think what I noticed more and had compassion for was the section hikers.
    They would do a section for maybe 2 weeks , month tops.
    They had to leave the trail just as they got into shape!!

    Flat ground, post hike, I could avg 4.2 mph with a day pack.

    Hope this helps.
    And keep on putting one foot in front of the other.
    It's as easy as that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acer View Post
    Thats a heck of a clip at the speed you were going. Keep it up but watch your cardio as you pace yourself.
    It's the Pine Barrens, flat as a board. I could never do that pace on the Appallachian Trail.

    My motivation for maintaining such a pace was threefold:

    1) I did NOT want to night hike. I started at 2:45 pm on Saturday and knew it would take a heckuva pace to make Batona by night fall. I made it with about 15 minutes to spare - I needed my headlamp to finish hanging my hammock.
    2) SilentOrpheus called and said he was coming down to hang with me at Batona. I couldn't get the thought of a frosty cold adult beverage out of my head. I knew it was waiting for me, calling me to hurry up and get to camp.
    3) I just wanted to get it over - it was a training hike, not a sight-seeing hike. Normally, I lollygag and take frequent breaks. Not this time. On the return trip I lolligagged. I had never done that section and had some oooh! ahhh moments looking at Mullica River scenery like Beaver Pond.

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    Man that is great!!! Don't think I could do that. Flat or not. 2 maybe *2.5 early in the day. Inspiring sir
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    Right on! Must feel good...especially when the calves stopped barking
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadphans View Post
    Right on! Must feel good...especially when the calves stopped barking
    Calves don't ever bark, but the hamstrings are a bit angry!

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    lets plan for spring, before the bugs.
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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