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Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: TRT-Unsupported on 06/25/2009 17:53:54 MDT Print View

It Is in there.
Believe it.

When things look grim you Will be able to find it.

No Doubts. Only Confidence.

Good Luck!

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Re: TRT-Unsupported on 06/25/2009 22:52:59 MDT Print View

My thoughts is that the older you get the more determined and stubborn you get, which can help you with something like this.

I think that I am a much stronger hiker than I was in my 20's despite the fact that I was in better physical condition back then.

You can do is just one more step in the process of accomplishments that you have already done.

You have planned and trained, you know what to expect.

Doubts will vanish once you are on the trail and moving down each mile.


Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
Re: Re: TRT-Unsupported on 06/26/2009 07:40:14 MDT Print View

Thank you everyone,
I think when you get older, your just doesn't take the input as well of your body telling you you can't do that.

More than likely because of other experiences that were much harder.
When you do have to quit, you also learn from the mistakes and tell yourself that won't happen again.

I know it's there, somewhere. as long as I can put one foot in front of the other and just repeat a few hundred thousand times, I'll be fine.

This will be my last post until after the attempt.
Thank you all for the helpful input.

Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
TRT-Unsupported/ Uncompleted on 07/02/2009 21:08:13 MDT Print View

Hey everyone,
Just got back from Tahoe.

I ended up stopping after 25 hours.
I will be going back up again later this year for another attempt.
I'll probably need to beat a time by then?

Nothing was at fault but my own.
I just wasn't having fun.

Here goes the why.

Why I had to start at the hottest day of the year?
It was about 92*. Not bad, but not good.
Mosquitos, oh yeah, (about 100 bites on each leg).

The biggest thing was going over Dick's Pass.
Going counter clockwise met kicking foot holds for almost 3/4 mile.
Everyone goes the other way and just slides down to the lake and skirts the lake until they hit the trail, so there was no trail going my way.

Just the effort that was put in doing this made the muscles on my inner and outer hips kill from balancing in the snow.
You don't use those muscles much so once they hurt, I couldn't run any more.
That is unlike me, (not being able to run).

I got to Echo Lake right on time, (9:00pm), but spent much more effort with the heat and snow than what was needed.
Going from Echo to Big Meadows was a snow patch and watery mess.
It took 7 1/2 hours to go that 15 miles. I got lost a bunch of times.
Went back yesterday to do it during the day for a nice little hike and it was a piece of cake 4 1/2 hours in the day.

By the end of day one and 67 miles in, I was in no mood to continue the nightmare of mosquitos for another day.
My legs were just shot too, from going over the snow.

I decided to not kill myself, and knew that I was not going to be able to make it in under 60 hours by just doing a fast hike for 100 miles.

I don't think a sub 55 would be doable by me anyway, but a sub 60 is.

I'm already planning for it.

Edited by awsorensen on 07/02/2009 21:13:07 MDT.

Art ...
(asandh) - F
TRT Unsupported on 07/03/2009 09:33:42 MDT Print View

Sounds like it wasn't meant to be on this go round.
Good luck next time.

Edited by asandh on 05/02/2010 23:36:57 MDT.

(RobertM2S) - M

Locale: Lake Tahoe
TRT on 07/03/2009 18:01:22 MDT Print View

Good try! Every litlle bit of knowledge you pick up by actually getting hands on, and feet on, experience gives you an advantage for next time. Thomas Edison considered an experiment with a light bulb filament that didn't work merely more knowledge, and eventually he gained enough knowledge to succeed.

Rick Cheehy
(kilgoretrout2317) - F

Locale: Virginia
Re: TRT on 07/03/2009 18:48:23 MDT Print View

I'm still rooting for you. You got me and my wife talking about doing the trt. Not quite, so fast as you. Is there a couples record, closer to say... a month?

edgar desert rat
(krudmeister) - F
Unsupported Record on 09/11/2011 18:06:28 MDT Print View

Looks like both attempts fell apart...

Edited by krudmeister on 05/05/2014 18:50:40 MDT.

edgar desert rat
(krudmeister) - F
Time to beat 85h47m50s on 09/11/2011 18:18:16 MDT Print View

3rd time should be a charm!

Edited by krudmeister on 09/11/2011 18:27:29 MDT.