Thinking About Doing Skyline...

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Postby Sally » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:04 pm

You can do it, HJ! Although it's a little wacky navigating around the shortcuts at the bottom in the dark, starting an hour or two before dawn is nice because the sunrise is usually pretty spectacular, and you'll have way more than enough time to complete the hike before dark (even if you set a record for the slowest Skyline.)

Go Jim go!
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Postby Andy » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:27 pm

Go for it Jim! Its a fantastic moral booster and with all of your experience you'll do just fine. Just start extra early, go light on the gear (gadgets) and set some milestones. I'm already looking forward to one epic write-up :wink:
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Postby cynthia23 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:33 pm

My gut feeling is that you can do it just fine HJ. I would only urge you to pack as little as safely possible as that makes a huge difference. When I have seen you you always seem to be carrying a very heavy load. This is the day to leave the stove behind :) I will probably be up there on the 8th though doubt I'll go all the way. PM and let me know the date you're doing it, maybe I can work it to be there. Would be fun to hike at least some of the way with ya. If not, best wishes!
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Re: Do it

Postby Hikin_Jim » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:18 pm

halhiker wrote:Go for it! A little light rain would make it that much better, IMO. The last time I did San Jacinto this summer it rained a good portion of the time and it was AWESOME. I didn't like the almost getting hit by lightning part...
You almost had me until right there, Hal. Don't go into sales :lol:

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Re: Thinking About Doing Skyline...

Postby HH8 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:53 am

Hikin_Jim wrote:I keep toying with the idea of doing Skyline

I think I can do it


If I could make it, I think you will too. Reread my TR:
http://www.mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php?t=3221&highlight=
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Postby bluerail » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:44 pm

I don't know zip...looks like some uphill there.
Seriously looks nice and I know you always enjoy it.....someday Maybe I can join you.. I will be there in spirit....best of luck buddy and hug kat and the family for me.

I will be having my struggles as well Sunday.
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Re: Thinking About Doing Skyline...

Postby Hikin_Jim » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:10 pm

HH8 wrote:If I could make it, I think you will too. Reread my TR:
http://www.mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php?t=3221
Excellent write up (and very encouraging). May I borrow your Sherpa? :wink:

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Postby halhiker » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:01 pm

So I take it you didn't go. It would have been a PERFECT day for it. Nice weather and not a drop of rain out here.
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Postby Hikin_Jim » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:32 pm

halhiker wrote:So I take it you didn't go. It would have been a PERFECT day for it. Nice weather and not a drop of rain out here.
Oh, crud. I wondered if that might happen. Weather reports are so iffy. I was quite persuaded by your lightning remarks not to go. :lol:

I'm now shooting for Saturday, Dec. 8. I'll probably start at 0400, which means I'll leave here around 0200. :shock:

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Postby halhiker » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:05 pm

The lightning was from a summer thunderstorm. Winter storms are different, very little risk of lightning. It really was beautiful here today. Hope next week is as nice.
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