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krud meister
(krudmeister) - F
Bink continues on @ record pace on 09/01/2011 10:16:40 MDT Print View

krudmeister.blogspot.com/2011/09/bink-heading-into-marble-mountain.html

Bink is slowly edging up on his one day deficit! His knee is better, but his shorts are blown! Now it is his big toe nail left foot getting infected... the journey continues at a record pace though!

by the way if any pct hikers have photos of bink this year en route I would appreciate using them. I will make sure you get photo credits. or if you have any stories about bumping into him this year I would be happy to share those too!

a b
(Ice-axe)
Go Bink Go! on 09/01/2011 10:27:47 MDT Print View

I will always remember the excitment generated amongst us thru hikers on the PCT in 2009 when (You) KrudMeister and Scott came roaring past us!
By the way.. is there any chance of getting an inside look at what you and Bink use for gear?
In 2009 i missed you guys around the Roller pass area but your passing was described to me by Bonanza Jelly Bean.
She said: "I thought they were adventure racers at first. They had tiny little packs that were the size of a "Hello Kitty" kids bookbag."
I know you and Scott make some (all?) of your gear.
This being Back Packing Light.. Do Tell, Mr. KrudMeister!

I have to add something for people that might not know.
Krudmeister and Bink hiked from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail unsupported and without even getting in a vehicle to resupply.
They covered 2,665 miles in under 66 days.
The rest of the thru hikers that year took from 4 to 5 1/2 months to cover the same distance.
These cats walked like 45 miles a day.. every day.
Friggin amazing!

Edited by Ice-axe on 09/01/2011 10:45:55 MDT.

krud meister
(krudmeister) - F
Kind words on 09/01/2011 16:03:48 MDT Print View

Thanks for the kind words Ice Axe. Sorry I missed you in 09, although bink is more the talker. I had to be really focused to put out those kind of miles and didn't have time or the energy to converse with other hikers like Scott always did. However, I wanted to bring the record home for the hikers and I am happy that thru hikers have been stoked on hikers holding the record now.

Here is my gear lists:
http://krudmeister.blogspot.com/search/label/gear%20list

The AZT gear list is much like my gear list for the PCT minus the umbrella the entire way and the down vest and silk weight knickers for the N. Rim Grand Canyon cold/ snow. I also had a lighter bucket back on the PCT, but have bumped up to a new one for camp chores, bathing, washing feet, laundry... I was pretty light on the PCT for the first 700. No shelter and almost froze my a** off in so cal in the june gloom with just my MLD bivy and a 45* bag. Lucky it never rained.

Binks gear list was provided by another follower at FSTPKR in the comments here:
http://krudmeister.blogspot.com/2011/08/scott-williamson-aka-bink-on-pct-again.html
Scroll down to James comment. He posted a link to a Flicker acct that has a scan of Binks photocopy handout deal.
Couple changes to that list though namely:
Bink builds these packs:
http://www.rayjardine.com/ray-way/Backpack-Kit/index.htm

No hip belt on those packs. He also rocks a bug tent kit from the Jardines and a tarp from them too.

a b
(Ice-axe)
Fast Packer's 45 mile per day gearlist's on 09/01/2011 19:06:11 MDT Print View

Scott Williamson's 2006 PCT yoyo gearlist

ouch that was incredibly painful to find and convert.
this is gonna be tough but i am like a pitbull.. i will get this post sorted out!
Okay Krud your list is next... I'm working on it now.
.Krudmeister #1 AZT gearlist
.
OMG.. I need a cigarette and i don't even smoke!
Is the difficulty of finding, converting , and posting your gearlist related to weight savings!
.Krud Grand Enchantment Trail Gearlist

Edited by Ice-axe on 09/01/2011 19:43:15 MDT.

Dirk Rabdau
(dirk9827) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
That's fast on 09/01/2011 20:50:17 MDT Print View

Nothing but admiration for those of you who rack up the miles day in and day out. In 2009, I was passed by your two in the Sierra and I recall upon hearing that the record had been broken that I was well over 1,000 miles left in my journey. It seemed incomprehensible then how fast you went. In retrospect, seems 45 miles a day is possible - for exactly *ONE* day.

Well, hell, I at least can know you two will never *TOUCH* my personal slow record. But again, kudos to everyone who understakes such endeavors.

Dirk

Edited by dirk9827 on 09/02/2011 02:57:40 MDT.

Lisa Frugoli
(alfresco) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Williamson sets new PCT Record on 10/16/2011 17:44:27 MDT Print View

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/oct/14/long-distance-hiker-scott-williamson-sets-new-unsu/

He’d have been faster if I haden't made him stop for a photo!

Scott WIlliamson near Ashland, OR

Adam Kilpatrick
(oysters) - MLife

Locale: South Australia
Re: Williamson sets new PCT Record on 10/16/2011 18:38:27 MDT Print View

Legend!

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Williamson sets new PCT Record on 10/17/2011 18:39:19 MDT Print View

Amazing!! Did it solo, only 12 resupplies and hiked to every supply point.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Williamson sets new PCT Record on 10/17/2011 21:39:09 MDT Print View

It's really amazing what he's done. Some of the hot days and the fallen trail angel really slowed him down, but it wasn't enough to keep Scott down.

Adam Kilpatrick
(oysters) - MLife

Locale: South Australia
Re: Re: Williamson sets new PCT Record on 10/17/2011 21:41:40 MDT Print View

The crazy thing is, although 12 resupplies sounds like hardly any, because he was moving so fast, he would have only had about 5 days of food on him at most. That's what trips me out :-)

Bet there were some monster eating sessions at the resupply points, totally deserved :-)

Great stuff!