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Whitney & Shasta in CA are great hikes. But you have to get permits and they are probably closed for winter. CO has all the Teeners. Wilson is challenging.mtlongisland2 wrote:In az or surrounding states,.
Technnical skill means ropes, setting protection, rappelling, etc. From your comment, I'm guessing you might want to watch for some Arizona Mountaineering Club introductory courses. They are usually taught in the Spring and Fall. After the R2R consider summitting Wotan's Throne. That was one of Harvey's favorites and where his ashes are scattered.mtlongisland2 wrote:I have skills, am in great shape although i guess id still consider myself a novice hiker. All of the hikes ive listed didnt present much challenge and ive completed them all much quicker than the listed round trip times. The grand canyon rim to rim i have planned for may,.
Wrightson is a good summit. Know your limits. Do you have Wilderness First Aid training? If you are heading into the teeth of winter, you should know the medical dangers and alpine skills like glissading and self-arresting. TalusMonkey (David Worthington) was awesome on big, bad summits until one mistake glissading on Humboldt killed him. http://www.denverpost.com/ci_5883240mtlongisland2 wrote: ill hike in any season, snow/no snow. Im all ears to big bad summits.
I agree. That way you'll bag Mt Peeley and Sheep Mountain and get an introduction to the Mazatzal's.SuperstitionGuy wrote:Matt - I would recommend that you join the others in the search for GPSjoe. Great country to hike/climb and excellent partners to experience more of Arizona with.
Those times don't mean squat. And it's not about the times, it's about the enjoyment. Those times represent the time it will take 95% of the people who complete those hikes to complete those hikes. Those are times for old farts like me. And those times factor in some photography time, and breaks, etc. Camelback from Echo Canyon - shoot for 25 minutes to the top and 25 minutes down. R2R2R is listed at 24 hours - most people will complete it in less. Some of the elite - like Allyn Cureton - complete R2R in a little over three hours and R2R2R in 7 hours. I understand someone recently (in the last few years) broke Allyn's R2R2R record and the 7 hour barrier. Look at SidHayes' times, especially on the CO Teeners for a benchmark. Many of this times were 3rd party confirmed. His VO2Max in his prime had to be absolutely awesome. Don't judge yourself by the times it takes an old fart like me to complete those hikes. VO2Max really starts declining after age 50. I repeat, it's not about the times. it's about the enjoyment. If you want to compete on time, look at the Silverton Hardrock 100.mtlongisland2 wrote:ive completed them all much quicker than the listed round trip times.