FKT--Appalachian Trail

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ddgrunning
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FKT--Appalachian Trail

Post by ddgrunning » Aug 30 2018 5:07 pm

https://www.rei.com/blog/news/karel-sab ... hian-trail

2,190 miles in 41 days, 7 hours, 39 minutes.

Averaged 53 miles per day ...

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Re: FKT--Appalachian Trail

Post by azbackpackr » Aug 30 2018 6:03 pm

What for?
There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.

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Re: FKT--Appalachian Trail

Post by Grimey » Aug 30 2018 9:03 pm

azbackpackr wrote:
Aug 30 2018 6:03 pm
What for?
Fame, glory, riches. And the undying gratitude of a nation in need of a hero.

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Re: FKT--Appalachian Trail

Post by sidhayes » Aug 31 2018 6:27 pm

What for? For the same reasons anyone hikes.

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Re: FKT--Appalachian Trail

Post by chumley » Aug 31 2018 8:33 pm

@sidhayes To enjoy nature peacefully, to observe wildlife and flora in their natural environment, absorb your surroundings, leave the rat race and daily grind behind and to not have a care in the world?

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Re: FKT--Appalachian Trail

Post by gummo » Aug 31 2018 9:08 pm

@azbackpackr
People need challenges to overcome to boost their confidence and give themselves something to be proud of. It's like muscles need resistance to grow and become strong. People need goals to work toward and have the feeling that they've earned something. We live in a privileged society with people don't have to physical work too hard and overcoming dangers are far and few, so we sometimes create them thru binge drinking, drug use, driving too fast, ultra-running, Spartan races, hiking, cliff diving/jumping, and sport hunting.

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Re: FKT--Appalachian Trail

Post by sidhayes » Sep 01 2018 3:31 am

@chumley
If that is the only right way to go hiking, yes.

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Re: FKT--Appalachian Trail

Post by azbackpackr » Sep 01 2018 12:35 pm

@gummo
Good points. Actually answered my question.
There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.

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