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Tim Knutson
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I was going to do that hike a couple of weeks ago when we were up there.
Then I woke up, and realized that I hadn't lost my mind.



Aug 29, 2013 at 02:52 AM
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Great work! I don't think I can do half that when I'm 70 so congrats on your health. Really nice pic too! I can probably do 25 mile hike in a day and I'm only 25 :|


Aug 29, 2013 at 04:14 AM
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50 miles in 1 day...yikes.


Aug 29, 2013 at 05:18 PM
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You're my hero. Do you hike these trails solo?

I'm trying to get my friends at 29 and 27 to camp overnight and/or hike 10 miles. It's proving challenging. We'll be in the park December 13, 14, 15. What should we cover during those days? Hopefully I'l prevail.



Nov 24, 2013 at 04:31 AM
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1800Gambler wrote:
You're my hero. Do you hike these trails solo?

I'm trying to get my friends at 29 and 27 to camp overnight and/or hike 10 miles. It's proving challenging. We'll be in the park December 13, 14, 15. What should we cover during those days? Hopefully I'l prevail.


Hi 1800Gambler,

Many thanks for your most welcome and kind comments. Yes, most of these long distance day hikes have been done solo, except for a few with my son and daughter.

It's possible to hike in the lowland valleys of Olympic in December, but weather conditions- heavy rain, snow and cold can be a challenge, to stay dry and warm. A 10-mile day is doable, but prepare for wet, uncomfortable winter conditions with tent,stove, extra food/fuel and dry clothing: wet weather in the Olympics can be a test for so-called waterproof gear, Gortex included or otherwise :-)

Good luck in your adventure, travel prepared.

Bob


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Nov 24, 2013 at 05:12 AM
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Bob, I don't know what to say.. 50 miles a day when you were 70?
It is midnight here in the East. I am going to bed now thinking what is the matter with me!
I am having trouble of hiking for 5 min.. sigh! Maybe a little bit longer than 5 min but I find it very difficult.
Perhaps, I will need to set a goal of walking around my house block daily and make it longer and longer to prepare the actual hiking that I need to do to get some great shots that I like.
Bob, you are inspirational. Thanks.

Your image is really great. I enjoy your postings.

Kee


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Nov 24, 2013 at 05:15 AM
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Pretty place and shot. I used to hike 50 miles a day....without that extra 0.

Jim



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Hey Bob,

That is a very cool shot, and congrats on having done that 50 mile hike. As others have mentioned, that's not an easy task no matter what the age. All I can say is keep it up!

Jim



Nov 24, 2013 at 06:22 AM
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Wow - my hat is off to you. . . or is it off just trying to catch up with you!
Life is good - so is your pic!
Dave



Nov 24, 2013 at 01:00 PM
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50 miles at 70 years old? You are my new hero! Very impressive.


Nov 24, 2013 at 02:07 PM
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50 miles at the age of 70. Incredible achievement Bob. Great way to be healthy and enjoy life . Very nice view too.
Harsha.



Nov 24, 2013 at 02:37 PM
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50 miles hike in one day wow,
nice photo.



Nov 24, 2013 at 03:04 PM
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Hi Kee, Jim Fox, Jim Sanderson, Dave, Steve, Harsha & Jonathan,

Thanks very much for your most welcome and kind comments about the hike and glad you like the image.

In 2006 when I turned 70, I wanted to do a series of long day hikes in the Olympics that were on my to do list, as I realized then there would be diminishing possibilities for such adventures in coming years. I did 3 in 2006- this 50-miler and 36 and 26 miles. I have not done any day hikes over 20 miles since then, but continue to walk every day, either in the Olympics or other wild areas, with my camera, of course :-)

Bob




Nov 24, 2013 at 04:30 PM
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amazing! I have done 25 ish miles in a day, but 50 is amazing!


Nov 24, 2013 at 05:34 PM
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