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Miles per day
Justin, This will vary greatly depending on the conditions and route. I was part of the 2013 crew and I believe my route was about 85 miles, mostly on trail. I finished at about 3pm on day three...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
November 20, 4:35am

Re: Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
Bill, Could you really eat sweet potato leather after a hard day of hiking. I'm asking this because I got into drinking Malto after not being able to eat such yummy foods as PNB M&Ms. I ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 19, 7:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
"Why bring in another variable? Who said anything about out of shape, heavy pack laden hikers? if you are moving very fast over uneven terrain, you can miss a lot apart from you shoes. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
November 19, 7:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
"Debatable. I suspect the faster person is seeing a lot of his feet." I will debate that with you. I have been happily cruising along only to watch out of shape overweight (pack) hike...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
November 19, 5:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
"If I remember right from other threads, you were getting a lot (most?) of your calories from maltodextrin. If you could thrive on maltodextrin *without* adding electrolytes, it would be shock...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 17, 5:51pm

Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
Robert, Your last point is why questions like these kept becoming topics. What works for 10 mile a day hikers may not work for those that push 30 plus a day. Those doing short mileage likely cou...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 17, 4:52am

Poles on the PCT
There are people that hike the PCt at every year that don't use poles and they manage fine. In fact some of the best known hikers on the trail don't use poles. as for whether they are hel...

In GEAR » Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
November 17, 4:40am

Zion in January
Would not be my first backpacking trip. I did the Zion traverse in April and there was still snow patches at that time of year. Agree on getting a realistic look at conditions.

In GEAR » Zion National Park Mid January Gear Help
November 16, 8:20am

Re: Re: Water Strategy
For a very cheap and easy electrolyte recipe see below. You can fill capsules or mix with drinks. I bought a capsule filling machine which fills 24 capsules at once. I go through many capsules s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 16, 8:15am

Just imagine
How fast MTB would be going on the JMT bombing down from the passes. Having been nearly run over by an a-hole on a MTB on the PCT I would really be disappointed to see the JMT become a scary place...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 11, 10:20am

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