Power Hiking Skyline

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Power Hiking Skyline

Postby Wildhorse » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:22 pm

Just wondering: how common is power hiking on Skyline?

An article in WSJ online today tells the story of a champion power hiker. She is a Harvard grad who gave up the business world for power hiking big mountains.

Another article says that as women are achieving much more academically than men today, women who want an equally high achieving mate are facing a troubling shortage of suitable men. (Incidentally, the Harvard power hike is married. I think her husband drives the van.)

Skyline is an achievement kind of hike. The mix of meritocracy and anxiety over inequality in the U.S. are found on Skyline, and in the life of the power hiker from Harvard and in mating.

I suspect Skyline is way too easy for the Harvard power hiker, but, for mortals, power hiking could be a good way up from the museum to Long Valley.
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Re: Power Hiking Skyline

Postby Ed » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:19 pm

Yes, she quit her job and became a full-time 'power hiker'. Does kind of give you an advantage.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/shell-be-running-up-the-mountain-when-she-runs-11570363200
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Re: Power Hiking Skyline

Postby RichardK » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:42 am

I didn't know that there was enough money in power hiking that you could quit your job.
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