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Congrats to HJ!

Postby zippetydude » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:54 pm

HJ was past the manzanita and moving well when I last saw him. I have full confidence that he is now a full fledged Skyliner. Ellen, true to her word, covered his first beer after the event. It was a perfect, cool day on Skyline, and a great chance to see good friends.

Once more: Congrats Jim!

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HJ on Skyline!!

Postby Carl F » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:10 pm

"when you start on the desert floor at about 500 feet, this turns into a brutal day-hike, listed as the 5th toughest hike in America by Backpacker magazine"

Congratulations on your maiden voyage HJ!! I am sure you are so relieved after what you have accomplished, now the skyline's the limit!
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Postby Hikin_Jim » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:18 pm

Thanks, Zip, for slowing to subsonic and accompanying me up from Flat Rock the majority of the way to The Traverse.

I topped out at Grubbs notch at 1330 this afternoon, 9 hours, almost to the minute, after starting at the Ramon trailhead. I had thought that 11 hours would be needed, so I was quite pleased by my 9 hour time (to Grubbs Notch; 9:20 to the tram).

Thanks also to Ellen for the liquid recovery beverage (Arrogant Bastard of course). Ellen, that wild woman, is doing Skyline again tomorrow. :shock:

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Postby Sally » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:54 pm

Yay HJ! Great job, we all knew you could do it!
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Postby Florian » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:12 pm

Hikin_Jim wrote:I topped out at Grubbs notch at 1330 this afternoon, 9 hours, almost to the minute, after starting at the Ramon trailhead.

Good job! And now you'll know what people are talking about re Skyline landmarks and place names. I trust you found a safe placed to park your car?

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Re: HJ on Skyline!!

Postby Hikin_Jim » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:20 pm

Carl F wrote:"when you start on the desert floor at about 500 feet, this turns into a brutal day-hike, listed as the 5th toughest hike in America by Backpacker magazine"
Only 5th? What on earth is harder?

Sally wrote:Yay HJ! Great job, we all knew you could do it!
Thanks Sally. Everything went very smoothly, and it was a pleasure to hike it.

Florian wrote:Good job! And now you'll know what people are talking about re Skyline landmarks and place names.
Well, kinda yes and kinda no. I've seen everything, but I didn't neccessarily learn the name. Some were obvious (The Traverse, Flat Rock), but things like Enchanted Garden, Thank You Jesus Rocks, etc. I didn't have any way to identify.
Florian wrote: I trust you found a safe placed to park your car?
Yep, no problems.

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Postby HikeUp » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:02 pm

:D

Good job, dude.
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Re: HJ on Skyline!!

Postby zippetydude » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:59 am

Hikin_Jim wrote:Only 5th? What on earth is harder?HJ


http://www.backpacker.com/may_2005_feat ... tions/8485

The rest are bogus if you ask me. Who does 80+ miles in a single day? I'm an ultra runner and this sounds dumb#$@ to me. No profanity intended... This is the top challenge, and you nailed it.

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Postby Andy » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:04 am

Congrats Jim!
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Postby Ed » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:29 pm

Only 5th? What on earth is harder?

Telescope Peak from Shorty's Well.

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