Haha. Indeed! The main requirements are deciding to do such a trip, having the will to physically and mentally prepare for it, and then having the confidence and determination to see it through once out there. The decision making and personality involved may fall far on the end of a spectrum, but I'm not all that special. Despite rumors to the contrary, Eric is human as well. Toshi, I'm not sure yet! Wait, actually I've seen him reach his limit at times, too. Really, we all point to people we know who are more skilled and faster. It helps me improve when I actually meet such people and join them on outings or in training.Hobbes wrote:Aye carumba! What's the old saying, there's always someone thinner, better looking and richer?
In the sports world, there's always someone stronger, faster and in better condition. LOL
You guys are animals. What's next - where do you go from here: Denali, the Andes, Himalaya?
It comes to mind that I recently went to Black Kaweah with HST member, Gazelle. Very fast! I actually gave up keeping up with her on our last stretch up to where we planned to set up camp. I often had my mind on this amazing feat while out there, but SeanO would remind you that he is 20% slower than the fastest trail runners:
https://drdirtbag.wordpress.com/2012/09 ... ack-19h05/
As for the future, I suspect I will be looking at more Sierra/California adventures for awhile. Plenty to enjoy here!
The mental aspect of training is more important than the physical. Having great partners helped, but I never once doubted I would complete this route. On that subject, I ran across some videos of a childhood favorite pointing at what it takes to go big:
Sometimes we are capable of more than we realize!
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