Thinking About Doing Skyline...

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Postby Ellen » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:55 pm

Howdy HJ :)

You are more than welcome to break up the drive by spending Friday night at Coleman basecamp in Riverside. I live less than an hour from the museum parking lot. Only downside -- my cats and/or Sheltie may want to visit you during the night :lol:

You're going to have a great adventure with plenty of friends looking forward to helping you celebrate your first Skyline 8)

Miles of smiles,
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Postby cynthia23 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:11 pm

HJ, don't forget I live in Cat City--from my house it's about twenty minutes drive to TH. You are more than willing to crash in the 'guest room' (i.e. my son's room--he's gone on weekends.) PM me. I likely will be doing some section of Skyline (prbly to 5k) on sat myself, but starting (much) later-- I literally get ill when I try to hike super early. But no reason why you couldn't stay at my house and leave ahead of me. Let me know.
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Postby Hikin_Jim » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:29 pm

Oh, wow. Multiple offers of places to crash. I'm honored.

A word of warning, though: I snore. Loudly.

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Postby HH8 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:36 am

Hikin_Jim wrote:Oh, wow. Multiple offers of places to crash. I'm honored.

A word of warning, though: I snore. Loudly.

HJ


That's why I keep ear plugs in my tent - for whoever gets stuck as my buddy! My reverberations scare off cougars and coyotes pretty well.
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Postby zippetydude » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:36 pm

HJ: Wow, looks like there will be lots of friends there to share this momentous occasion with you. I'm hoping to make it myself. I've been so busy with other adventures and work that I haven't even done Skyline this fall, so it will be fun to see everyone and revisit one of my favorite trails and get to celebrate your first Skyline with you at the same time. By the way, I think you'll especially enjoy the early section when you look down on Palm Springs in the dark with all the lights below you, and then as the eastern sky slowly brightens before dawn...It's fun no matter what, but you're starting at the ideal time to enjoy it to the fullest! See you there!

Steve: Too bad we'll miss each other. Whatcha doing in DV?

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Postby Hikin_Jim » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:37 pm

Thanks, Zip. Running to an apppointment, but wanted to say a quick thanks for the encouragement.

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Postby halhiker » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:52 pm

Hikin_Jim wrote:Oh, wow. Multiple offers of places to crash. I'm honored.

A word of warning, though: I snore. Loudly.

HJ


I work in a hotel and can get you a deal. :D
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Postby Hikin_Jim » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:46 pm

Yes, I'd like the Skyline Suite, please. :wink:

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Postby 63ChevyII » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:39 am

I found someone to do Skyline with me Saturday and will hopefully make the push to the peak. Not sure if we'll see you on the trail Hikin_Jim, as we will be starting early (2am) and from Ramon Road.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a cheap hotel Friday night?
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Postby bluerail » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:35 pm

Jim, two words of advice,

Save all of your energy for 6000'-8400'

But I'm sure you already knew that.

I'll be with you in spirit buddy, hope that helps a little.

If it does, buy me a beer at the bar and drink it!
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