3619Re: [prominence] 10 Ultras in 10 days.
- Jul 11 4:19 PMYour comments about Pilot are noted, Dennis.
A shame since from Interstate-80 Pilot looks SO impressive.
Edward Earl and myself are planning to be there in mid-September -
and possibly with Andy Martin, Scott Casterlin.
107+ miles and 44,000+ feet sounds like climbing Denali TWICE
with round-trips from the very base such as with the Wonder Lake approach.
Dennis Poulin wrote:
>Thanks all for the kind words. No I'm not pink and fuzzy. I stopped at 10
>because it was a nice round number and a worthy goal for all the youngsters
>in the group to shoot for. Actually, I was exhausted and my wife was
>spending too much money while I was away.
>These are all great hikes except for Pilot. Pilot is misspelled on all the
>topo's. It should be "Pile-It". This mountain was named by the pioneers
>before they had sewage plants and the ground is too rocky and the sun too
>hot for digging so they designated an area where they could just Pile-It.
>Thanks to Dean for the great company and excellent Trip Reports and Route
>Information. Thanks to Bob for the inspiration to complete yet another
>107+ miles, 44,000+ feet of elevation gain.
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