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[pct-l] 20 mile days (or at least 15 a day for those over 55)
I'm 58 and will be starting from Tuolumne on the 26th and end at Donner
Summit 14-days and 220-miles later. If I lose any weight it'll be
because of my stinginess in carrying more than 1 1/2 lbs of food a day.
Two pre-sent resupplies. I'm 6'2" 190-lbs. My base weight before food,
fuel and water is 10.2-lbs. plus clothing and poles. I carry my water
in liter and a half bottles in my Sahara pants pockets; reduces shoulder
wear. Finally decided the PUR Hiker was better weightwise than 2-part
Chlorine due to having to carry the water while waiting for the
chemicals to get rid of the beasties. I think it was Ken Powers that
took those blinders off.
Eric Yakel wrote:
>We've talked before. Hang in there buddy, I'll be 50 in a month. I
>am training for next years thru hike from a somewhat sedentary job,
>COP. I have been hiking 15-20 miles once a week now for the past
>two years. My muscle tone has improved dramatically and since I've done
>things gradually I have not had any problems with feet, knees, or other
>areas. I'm 510 and weigh about 188 right now. I figure to lose an
>additional 20 lbs. on the hike.
>I did a "shakedown" hike two weeks ago on a section of the PCT near my
>house section B California.