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How Much Food For R2R2R?

Posted: Oct 11 2017 4:53 pm
by SpiderLegs
So I'm looking at almost 4 pounds of food piled up on my dining room table for a one day R2R2R hike on Friday and it seems a bit much. Every time I went to the store the past few weeks I'd pick up a bar, gel or other sports nutrition item and now I need to pare things down.

Realistically how much food should I bring?

Re: How Much Food For R2R2R?

Posted: Oct 11 2017 5:05 pm
by Tough_Boots
Didn't JJ do it with just an apple?

Re: How Much Food For R2R2R?

Posted: Oct 11 2017 5:06 pm
by chumley
SpiderLegs wrote:how much food should I bring
Just have an apple before you start and you'll be fine.
https://hikearizona.com/trip=63444

edit: toughboots beat me to it.

Re: How Much Food For R2R2R?

Posted: Oct 11 2017 5:16 pm
by SpiderLegs
I've hiked with JJ, I need more than an apple and some licorice sticks. LOL

Re: How Much Food For R2R2R?

Posted: Oct 11 2017 5:31 pm
by chumley
@SpiderLegs
I think you've answered your own question. You know what you need to eat over a hike like that better than anybody else does.

Can't you buy snacks at Phantom Ranch? I've never stopped there so I don't know. But I think that's a good backup option if you feel like you're eating more food than you decided to bring! A $20 bill doesn't weigh much!

Re: How Much Food For R2R2R?

Posted: Oct 11 2017 5:56 pm
by RowdyandMe
@chumley
The beer is always cold and that’s what I prehydrate on before heading up.

Re: How Much Food For R2R2R?

Posted: Oct 11 2017 6:26 pm
by The_Eagle
But it was only 109 that day...

Re: How Much Food For R2R2R?

Posted: Oct 11 2017 9:10 pm
by Thoreau
Hard part for me was forcing myself to eat enough. By the time I was halfway up NK, my body just wasn't interested in trying to consume food, despite a definite need for energy replenishment. But yeah, time it right to be at Phantom when they're open and there's plenty of food to get the job done. Hell, a few pounds of peanut M&M's might just be my primary fuel next time, and they have them for sale and take plastic =)

Re: How Much Food For R2R2R?

Posted: Oct 11 2017 9:22 pm
by chumley
Thoreau wrote:... and take plastic =)
I was just wondering who takes plastic on a hike into Grand Canyon when I realized that's JJ too! :)
https://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=453856

Re: How Much Food For R2R2R?

Posted: Oct 12 2017 4:26 pm
by ddgrunning
If you are planning to do it in just under 6 hours :D , here's the recipe from the FKT recordholder:

Nutrition: 1x Apple Cinnamon Raisin Huppy Bar for breakfast, 6x Powder mix into bottles (250 cal, 60g sugar, caffeine, BCAAs), ~2x gels (100 cal, 20g sugar, caffeine, BCAAs), 7x caffeine pills (caffeine blend)

http://www.irunfar.com...

Re: How Much Food For R2R2R?

Posted: Oct 13 2017 7:59 am
by Dschur
Just saw a guy complete R2R in 2hrs and 39 min... was sitting at S. Kaibab TH when he got to the top.. he only had two water bottles.. was North to South..

Re: How Much Food For R2R2R?

Posted: Oct 13 2017 8:07 am
by chumley
Dschur wrote:Just saw a guy complete R2R in 2hrs and 39 min...
I wonder if he enjoyed the majesty and splendor of his surroundings.

Re: How Much Food For R2R2R?

Posted: Oct 13 2017 2:06 pm
by Grimey
chumley wrote: I wonder if he enjoyed the majesty and splendor of his surroundings.
The enjoyment comes from posting the pictures on Instagram, not from the actual activity.

Re: How Much Food For R2R2R?

Posted: Oct 16 2017 2:47 pm
by xthine
off topic: @Dschur did you see Tim F? Nice!! Saw him at the Soulstice last weeked, spectating.

Re: How Much Food For R2R2R?

Posted: Oct 16 2017 3:58 pm
by Dschur
Yep watched him finish and with Jim the holder of the R2R2R record came and met him too! He only did rim to phantom to rim..

Re: How Much Food For R2R2R?

Posted: Oct 19 2017 8:42 pm
by KwaiChang
Proally too late for this but I can not tell you how may people I saw ditching food at the picnic tables at Phantom while running"/"rushing" their way thru the canyon on the ole R2R2R.......WTF people!!! Oh and then watching the wild animals clearing off the table after they scrammed outa there. :o Sad - very very very sad. Oh well their loss.... ](*,)