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Re: Fastpacking JMT 9-10 days?

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  • backpacker92108
    Hi to David and DeLaSierra, I am interested in your light gear and base weight. Can you provide your equipment and weight of each please? It is great to see
    Message 1 of 13 , Feb 20, 2011
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      Hi to David and DeLaSierra,

      I am interested in your light gear and base weight. Can you provide your equipment and weight of each please? It is great to see what others are carrying these days. Thanks.


      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "dueno_delasierra" <bori4a@...> wrote:
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      > Greetings, David:
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      > We have similar goals. I have been training for a JMT fastpack since December of 2009. Gear, nutrition, fitness, all of it. My go time is set for September of 2011. I initially had a five-six day plan but, training taught me I was not fit for that. So, I now have a 7-9 day plan with a possible zero-mile day at Vermillion. I have spent lots of money in light gear and trained hard to gain strength and confidence. I fastpacked from Onion Valley to Whitney Portal last year and simply got my butt kicked (43 miles / no Whitney summit). There was no way I could have gotten up the next morning and do it all over again for the next five or six days as it would have been the case during a full JMT fastpack. Nevertheless, I have a better plan in 2011 which should help me retain energy; it's called, rest & sleep! I am willing to help out since we might see each other on the trail. I will be heading out (God willing) from Happy Isles on or about September 8 or 9th, 2011.
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      > Happy Trails.
      > DeLaSierra
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      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "DAVID" <rachelanddave@> wrote:
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      > > I'm interested in fastpacking JMT (the full 211 miles) in 7-10 days in Aug or Sept 2011. I plan on roughly 25 miles/day and a couple resupplies. Anybody know of or have a plan to do this on a such a short timeframe (e.g., an itinerary, gear suggestions, etc.)?
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      > > Also, I might do it alone, if I can't fine one or two other folks interested in keeping a stiff pace. If i can't find anyone, i may do it alone. is that crazy?
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      > > also, i'm interested in what people do to train for that kind of serious milleage in the high altitude. i've done a ton of hiking in the sierra and elsewhere and fair amount of backpacking multi-day trips, but i wouldn't consider myself a top notch backpacker. i do at least one ironman a year and a lot of trail running. i've also done some ultra marathons (>26M runs). But, most of that is not at high altitude. what more should i be doing to focus on long, fast days?
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