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AlpinistAndrew

[TR] Wonderland Trail- One Push 9/9/2005

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Climb: Wonderland Trail-One Push

 

Date of Climb: 9/9/2005

 

Trip Report:

Myself, Masternate32 and two other friends hiked the Wonderland Trail on Sept. 7-8. We started at 4am from Sunrise on Wednesday and hiked counterclockwise. We carried only day packs. We took minimal breaks and one nap break. We made it to Longmire around 2:30am and "slept" 3 hours (which sucked, it was so cold). We marched forward. Our goal was 40 hours, but we slowed down a lot near Indian Bar. We picked up again afterward. We made it back to Sunrise a little after midnight. Time: 44:24. Fucking hard. I'll never do it again. I wanted a mental and physical challenge and to see if I could do it, which I did. I don't want to eat a GU or anything in bar form for a while. We engorged ourselves at the nearest Sheri's (Biscuits and gravy, 3 pancakes, and a skillet of eggs, meat and other goodness), the waitress was so impressed with our gluttony that we received free cinamon rolls. Now I'm going to go lay down for 2 days.

 

Gear Notes:

Not much

 

Approach Notes:

All bridges in

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Nice work Andrew & Co. "I'll never do it again."...not the first time we've seen that in TR this year. yellaf.gif

 

I always thougt it was "Sharis" and not "Shari's". But then I was corrected.

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Nice work guys. Any problems following the trail at night? Been thinking about doing something similar myself

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Awesome!!! I tried to do this in a single push and it broke me. We went too fast I think, averging 5mph. 3 or less is the way to go. Right now I have tendon issues but I would love to try this again and finish it off. The feeling of topping a ridge just before dusk, knowing that you have that much country to cross is intoxicating. Again, right on guys. I know what you mean about cold. When I didn't make it, I spent the night with my shirt off because of the sweat and only had a backback to sleep in and tree branches for warmth. Next time I'm bringing a sleeping bag...

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Nope, not a problem at all. Hiking at night was sometimes better because the sleep deprivatin really gets to you and you don't know what the hell is going on. We had Tikkas and Ions (Ions are great for reading but not for hiking)

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Good job! I may be interested ding something like that if I can find a partner. I hiked solo and took 4 days 3 years ago. I really enjoyed hiking that trail.

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I'm down with doing it. I just knocked out the Timberline Trail on Mt Hood in one push and would love to do this one. Bring it.

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Couloir, come join me on Monday and we'll knock it off.

Done. But can we start Tuesday? I need to let everyone know on Monday I will be out a couple of days. wave.gif

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Alas, my time is limited. Monday/Tuesday, otherwise not till the 25th. I have other days off but I am thinking I'd better allow at least a full night's sleep before going back to work.

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Fair enough. PM me if you can swing it and I'm all over it. I live/work in Portland so I do need at least 1-2 days notice. Also, the snow-free days are limited, but count me in either way. bigdrink.gif

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I want to do it too. Monday is my birthday, so I am looking for something crazy rather than getting drunk.

Anyone interested starting Monday and finishing Tuesday?

PM me

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Couloir, what was your elapsed time on the Timberline Trail? We did it last July with an elapsed time of 14 hours 40 minutes. We estimated 16 hours and hoped to complete the trail in 12 hours. I can't imagine doing the Wonderland Trail in a single push - too much for this old man! I hear the current record for the Wonderland Trail is 24 hours 1 minute.

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cc.hikers.com. who cares? yellowsleep.gif

STFU, dick. non-stop push on the wt equals alpine adventure. if you're such hot shit, why read a tr on something that's clearly not about a technical climb? maybe mike's mox tr will provide you w/ your spank bank...

 

sounds like good training for a car-to-car on olympus!

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non-stop push on the wt equals alpine adventure.

 

That is definitely MY opinion. But if some of you don't agree, then-- oh gosh-- I guess I need to do something to secure your approval!

I have an idea! I'll carry a 30 meter rope for the whole thing, then I can say it was a climb! It's worked before...

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