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    Okay---Hiking is something I've done a slight amount of, but not enough to share tips of value. I frequently sit-n-watch short videos of experienced hikers going up Colorado 14-teeners, State High Points, Trips to Crash Sites, etc. Read Krakauers books, too. But the best I can do is boast vicariously about a niece, who hiked up Grays Peak, several years ago. She beat me to a feat that I've yet to accomplish. But yeah----just so you'll know, I approve of getting out to DRIVE long-distance, to do this stuff. Just don't expect praise for driving to Alburquerque, to ride the tram up Potosi Mountain, or some other canned accomplishment. So---I've biked some. Nothing extraordinary, but more than the average citizen my age in the Heartland. There's a steep place in a local park, only 2-3 hundred feet long, that is open to walkers and bikers, and guess what? I have found it more of a challenge to walk it, that to bike it, uphill. I will admit that maybe I am better conditioned for biking that hiking, and yes---there IS a difference in the conditioning you get. Hope that helps you some. 2022-07-22 (8).jpg

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    Omg! Iíve been to the top of grays peak! Many moons ago when I was a stupid 18 year old kid that didnít understand yet that some things are really difficult. Sadly I had not yet bought my first iPhone (Steve jobsí biggest achievement by that time was creating the Macintosh a few years earlier) so I donít have a selfie of me standing on top of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebittybobby View Post
    Okay---Hiking is something I've done a slight amount of, but not enough to share tips of value. I frequently sit-n-watch short videos of experienced hikers going up Colorado 14-teeners, State High Points, Trips to Crash Sites, etc. Read Krakauers books, too. But the best I can do is boast vicariously about a niece, who hiked up Grays Peak, several years ago. She beat me to a feat that I've yet to accomplish. But yeah----just so you'll know, I approve of getting out to DRIVE long-distance, to do this stuff. Just don't expect praise for driving to Alburquerque, to ride the tram up Potosi Mountain, or some other canned accomplishment. So---I've biked some. Nothing extraordinary, but more than the average citizen my age in the Heartland. There's a steep place in a local park, only 2-3 hundred feet long, that is open to walkers and bikers, and guess what? I have found it more of a challenge to walk it, that to bike it, uphill. I will admit that maybe I am better conditioned for biking that hiking, and yes---there IS a difference in the conditioning you get. Hope that helps you some. 2022-07-22 (8).jpg
    Into Thin Air is one of my all-time favorite non-fiction reads. I had no interest in the subject matter; I only read it at the urging of a co-worker, and I took it just to be polite. I could not put it down; it followed me into my dreams, and launched an Everest obsession for me. It's kind of funny, because I get somewhat winded on inclines and try to plan my walks to avoid hills, so I'm strictly into vicarious mountain climbing.

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    Okay----R/R, One of Krakauers books is about an unrelated subject; it's called: "Under The Banner of Heaven". Yup. It's a true-crime account, and a trilogy. But yeah--It's real interesting. Ron Lafferty died in prison, several years ago. Plus: here's another nugget: the staye of Alaska removed The Bus from the trail, due to it being deemed a danger to curiosity sewekers & too expensive to rescue them. My f-book account has a photo of the busa being lifted by a military helicopter, after which it was trucked to Fairbanks and placed in storage. Also, as you prolly know, there's Into Thin Aiur and Eiger Dreams. Yup. been so long since I read those, I practically forgot what they said. Hope that helps you some.

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    I read both of those too, and they were very good. His book about Missoula is on my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    Into Thin Air is one of my all-time favorite non-fiction reads. I had no interest in the subject matter; I only read it at the urging of a co-worker, and I took it just to be polite. I could not put it down; it followed me into my dreams, and launched an Everest obsession for me. It's kind of funny, because I get somewhat winded on inclines and try to plan my walks to avoid hills, so I'm strictly into vicarious mountain climbing.
    Into the Wild is a great book, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Into the Wild is a great book, too!
    Yes it was, and I thought they also did a good job on the movie.

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