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Date Posted: 01:10:13 06/13/03 Fri
Author: Cheryl Suchors
Subject: Re: Looking for slow hikers
In reply to: Roy Schweiker 's message, "Re: Looking for slow hikers" on 04:30:18 06/09/03 Mon

>My guidebook says 6.25 hours, but I've never done it
>that fast myself. Either it's winter and I'm breaking
>trail, or steamy weather and I rest a lot, like the
>day a guy died from a heart attack a quarter-mile
>behind me.
>>Two: I can't carry a day pack, for health reasons. I

>Many photographers prefer to hike alone so they don't
>inconvenience others, and by concentrating on getting
>lightweight equipment I'll bet you could carry
>everything you need, on warm days at least. The
>heaviest item is water, and by bringing a pocket
>filter or chemical treatment you could probably get by
>with carrying only a pint at a time. Even Owls Head
>you are never more than a mile from water.

Thanks, Roy, for your suggestions. Will try them out. Re sounding negative, that's an interesting take on it. What I was trying to do was find hikers with like interests on the hike and of like speed. Anyway, appreciate your response.

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