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by SWriverstone
November 14th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Organize and Invite! (Upcoming Hikes)
Topic: Diamond Peak this weekend anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

Re: Diamond Peak this weekend anyone?

I ended going to the coast and sea kayaking this past weekend instead. But looks like we have one more good weather weekend this weekend (amazing!)...so I'm thinking of Diamond Peak *this* weekend. (Hey, at least this time I'm providing a whole 2-3 days' advance notice, LOL). If anyone is interested...
by SWriverstone
November 9th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Organize and Invite! (Upcoming Hikes)
Topic: Diamond Peak this weekend anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

Diamond Peak this weekend anyone?

Hi—after attempting Diamond Peak last weekend but turning back 1K' below the summit (because I got a late start and ran out of daylight), I'm planning to head back there this weekend to conquer it. :D There's some snow and ice, but just as much exposed rock (so still very hikeable without crampons o...
by SWriverstone
November 9th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Where's the best place to find hiking partners?
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Where's the best place to find hiking partners?

I live in Eugene and tend to hike alone a lot—mainly because I've found that most of the local hiking groups tend to be heavy on socializing and "ambling" and light on covering distance—which is totally fine, just not something I always prefer to do. (And the locals tend to hike the same trails cons...
by SWriverstone
November 9th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Having a serious food problem on the trail...
Replies: 23
Views: 1800

Re: Having a serious food problem on the trail...

If this is a recent issue, you could have your blood sugar looked at. All of my 13 aunts and uncles have Type 2. I get to look forward to that someday probably. Before you take anyone's advice here I'd get that looked at. This is good advice—I'm due for an annual physical and full blood workup. I d...
by SWriverstone
November 9th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 2604

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

The way I see it, there are steep hikes, there are long hikes, and there are long steep hikes. Having the fitness for steep hikes doesn't necessarily mean you feel strong on long hikes, and once you add elevation gain to a long hike, even more fitness is required to not feel wiped out. Rather than ...
by SWriverstone
November 6th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Having a serious food problem on the trail...
Replies: 23
Views: 1800

Re: Having a serious food problem on the trail...

I've found a breakfast higher in fat and protein will keep me full for hours (for example, 2 scrambled eggs and some kind of meat in a tortilla eaten on the way to the TH), whereas with something like oatmeal (even with added peanut butter or nuts), I need a snack an hour or two later. Reading this...
by SWriverstone
November 6th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Having a serious food problem on the trail...
Replies: 23
Views: 1800

Re: Having a serious food problem on the trail...

It isn't clear to me whether the problem is occurring on your 4-5 mile workout hikes or only on longer hikes such as your PCT section hike. There should be no need for dehydrated food on short hikes. You can and probably should bring food that requires very little water to make them palatable, incl...
by SWriverstone
November 6th, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Having a serious food problem on the trail...
Replies: 23
Views: 1800

Re: Having a serious food problem on the trail...

Ha—I'm guessing that's a slice of pizza! (Maybe I should try that, LOL). Part of my problem is that even though I can feel it when my energy levels are running low, I rarely feel hungry. And when I'm not feeling hungry, it's harder to eat anything—much less something I'm not a fan of. I think I'm go...
by SWriverstone
November 6th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 2604

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

Interesting! Sounds like you guys may well be in better shape than I am! Thankfully, ever since joining the "trail running shoe revolution" I've had zero issues with blisters or hotspots. No, they don't have the support of boots—but so far (knocking on wood) that hasn't been an issue for me, and the...
by SWriverstone
November 5th, 2018, 9:58 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 2604

Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

As I mentioned in my other new thread (on food challenges), I hike short distances a lot. I have a standard 4-mile workout hike I do 3-4 days a week year-round—I do this loop fast (typically at a 3mph average speed) and there is 1,000' of climbing on the loop—so it definitely gets my heartrate up th...