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  • rhjanes -

    Replied to the thread Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt.

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    Quote from Muddywaters: “Gsmnp doesnt allow blazes in wilderness Theres a couple...but not routine. There are signs for trails at intersections. Mostly. However I recall an endless amount of white paint drips on the trail....... Way too much to have…
  • CoachLou -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    Quote from Muddywaters: “It it always looks worse on paper than it really is. and at least you're not climbing stairs like you often do on the AT... I recall the climb out of twin lakes on the CW was a 3200'. After a good meal of hot dogs the…
  • rhjanes -

    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt.

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    Gsmnp doesnt allow blazes in wilderness Theres a couple...but not routine. There are signs for trails at intersections. Mostly. However I recall an endless amount of white paint drips on the trail....... Way too much to have been by chance. I only…
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    Quote from Muddywaters: “It it always looks worse on paper than it really is. and at least you're not climbing stairs like you often do on the AT... I recall the climb out of twin lakes on the CW was a 3200'. After a good meal of hot dogs the…
  • Astro -

    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    It it always looks worse on paper than it really is. and at least you're not climbing stairs like you often do on the AT... I recall the climb out of twin lakes on the CW was a 3200'. After a good meal of hot dogs the night before and a good…
  • LIhikers -

    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    It it always looks worse on paper than it really is. and at least you're not climbing stairs like you often do on the AT... I recall the climb out of twin lakes on the CW was a 3200'. After a good meal of hot dogs the night before and a good…
  • StalkingTortoise -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    9.8 m to Clear Creek Bridge. 1.5 to reach Collegiate Loop Junction, and then 8.3 East Loop. Trail and views are great. Altitude is tough especially when climbing. Tomorrow starts off with 3,000 ft climb. Will provide more details and pictures when I…
  • StalkingTortoise -

    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    It it always looks worse on paper than it really is. and at least you're not climbing stairs like you often do on the AT... I recall the climb out of twin lakes on the CW was a 3200'. After a good meal of hot dogs the night before and a good…
  • StalkingTortoise -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    Parked at Twin Lakes yesterday and at 3pm walked about 2 miles on Hwy 82 before 5 miles on CT. This morning another 1.5 CT miles before taking the East Loop. Trail and views awesome, but a acclimating to the altitude is no fun.
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    9.8 m to Clear Creek Bridge. 1.5 to reach Collegiate Loop Junction, and then 8.3 East Loop. Trail and views are great. Altitude is tough especially when climbing. Tomorrow starts off with 3,000 ft climb. Will provide more details and pictures when I…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    Quote from Astro: “Altitude is tough especially when climbing. Tomorrow starts off with 3,000 ft climb. ” That sounds like fun! :)
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt.

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    Gsmnp doesnt allow blazes in wilderness Theres a couple...but not routine. There are signs for trails at intersections. Mostly. However I recall an endless amount of white paint drips on the trail....... Way too much to have been by chance. I only…
  • Muddywaters -

    Replied to the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    It it always looks worse on paper than it really is. and at least you're not climbing stairs like you often do on the AT... I recall the climb out of twin lakes on the CW was a 3200'. After a good meal of hot dogs the night before and a good…
  • Muddywaters -

    Replied to the thread Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt.

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    Gsmnp doesnt allow blazes in wilderness Theres a couple...but not routine. There are signs for trails at intersections. Mostly. However I recall an endless amount of white paint drips on the trail....... Way too much to have been by chance. I only…
  • rhjanes -

    Replied to the thread Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt.

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    she's done in a week what most take 3 to 4 weeks to get to. "lack of blazing".....Don't know the area, but the only places I've ever seen multiple complaints of "blazing" issues, is up in the North. They might need a better electronic strategy before…
  • Mountain-Mike -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    Parked at Twin Lakes yesterday and at 3pm walked about 2 miles on Hwy 82 before 5 miles on CT. This morning another 1.5 CT miles before taking the East Loop. Trail and views awesome, but a acclimating to the altitude is no fun.
  • Mountain-Mike -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    9.8 m to Clear Creek Bridge. 1.5 to reach Collegiate Loop Junction, and then 8.3 East Loop. Trail and views are great. Altitude is tough especially when climbing. Tomorrow starts off with 3,000 ft climb. Will provide more details and pictures when I…
  • max.patch -

    Replied to the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    Quote from Astro: “Altitude is tough especially when climbing. Tomorrow starts off with 3,000 ft climb. ” That sounds like fun! :)
  • Astro -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt.

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    Well, she hasn't given up -- day 6 52 miles from Davenport Gap (E border of the GSMNP) to Log Cabin Road (about 16 miles N of Hot Springs). HIked from 2:55 am to 11:15 pm. Those hours are crazy! To kinda put this in perspective on a personal level --…
  • Astro -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt.

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    Day 7 just your normal 20 hour hiking day -- 4 am to midnight -- 53.2 miles to the Nolichucky River. Edit to add: 4 am is "sleeping in" for her. She's only started later once -- that was 4:04 am from Newfound Gap.