Quick story about Doug's attendance at the slideshoe in Seattle...
I had moved into the winter portion of the hike and was trying to explain what I had to endure during it, including the 20-below tempertures, frozen water sources, and 1,400 miles of snowshoeing. When I mentioned the 1,400 miles, Doug just starts laughing out loud in this crowd of ~60 people. I had never seen someone react comically to the statement, so I asked him if something was funny. He says, "Yeah, I'm just thinking about how much that must have sucked." In retrosepct, my thoughts exactly.