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    Next week I plan on commencing a write-up of P-100. What follows is the unordered result of my brainstorming. Any thoughts or suggestions?
    Friends/support. Surround yourself with the best!
    genesis and inspiration of P-100
    training Rehab of knee issue before training started
    nutrition
    having enough time in your life to prepare and execute
    experience, my previous. Have enough?
    Fund-raising.
    very public prep and execution. Pros and cons.
    knowledge of the mountains and trails, starting points, best route options.
    Weather watching and potential conditions evaluation. Mis-calculations.
    Knowledge of capabilities, strengths, weaknesses.
    Doubts – ie. it was in doubt from the very conception to the final weekend.
    relentless drive – must constantly push forward but know when to take a break.
    you're not superman. Knowing your limitations.
    pacing
    difference between the at-home planning self and the experiencing self during a hike.
    Motivation, a difficult hike can trash it, recognizing its loss and rallying.
    Focus- laser beam
    mental energy, hardness
    organization: partners, mapping, peak groupings, food, gear
    tougher than envisioned? Up the game. Dig deeper.
    gear for any given hike
    gps vs. m&c
    being in shape means what?
    planning of the weekends
    when to bail (did so twice, was obvious decision)
    risk
    the toughest weekends and hikes of the project, the easiest,
    best memories and experiences
    low points
    extreme conditions (cold, ice, rain, snow)
    achievement vs. experience
    inspiring others? to do what?
    post project let-down?

  • #2
    You helped that woman on Giant after her fall. Not sure how you categorize that but placing being a good member of the hiking community and a decent person above the challenge certainly fits into this somewhere. As I recall you altered your plan for the next day after sitting in the woods waiting for help.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Makwa View Post
      You helped that woman on Giant after her fall. Not sure how you categorize that but placing being a good member of the hiking community and a decent person above the challenge certainly fits into this somewhere. As I recall you altered your plan for the next day after sitting in the woods waiting for help.
      I forgot about that. I wonder how to go about the inclusion of specific trip reports. I think there are a number of salient hikes that could be included. The rescue certainly qualifies as "salient".

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      • #4
        Numbers are fun.....how about total distance, elevation and time spent on the trails?
        Me - Done
        Mrs - 17/46

        A trail without mud is like a day without sunshine.

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        • #5
          I'd really like to know the details on the routes you took for the mountains you had to bushwack. Also, how many nights did you spend in the 'states. How often did you go home, meal preparations, laundry, etc...

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          • #6
            Just out of interest, I'd be interested to know what difficulties if any, you had crossing the border so frequently for recreational purposes.
            Orono Stewie

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Orono Stewie View Post
              Just out of interest, I'd be interested to know what difficulties if any, you had crossing the border so frequently for recreational purposes.
              ...and if Americans smell different.
              ADK 46/46W + MacNaughton, Grid 277/552
              Photos & Stuff

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              • #8
                Originally posted by autochromatica View Post

                ...and if Americans smell different.
                They talk funny.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Neil View Post

                  They talk funny.
                  I believe that's "talk funnily"

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                  • #10
                    Who said, Aye?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Neil View Post

                      They talk funny.
                      WHEN YOU'RE IN AMERICA, TALK AMERICAN!

                      ('Merican?)
                      ADK 46/46W + MacNaughton, Grid 277/552
                      Photos & Stuff

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                      • #12
                        It's Eh, not Aye except on Robbie Burns' Day! Just got back from the semi-warm southern part of 'Merica and not sure what talkin' 'Merican might sound like. The 45 minute wait for a 30 second welcome to re-enter Canada is making me re-think Nexus for the up-coming hiking adventures.
                        Maybe Neil's already invested in it.
                        Orono Stewie

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                        • #13
                          "Extreme conditions (cold, ice, rain, snow)"

                          You forgot the biggest one. Trees...
                          Last edited by CatskillKev; 03-29-2018, 01:54 PM.
                          I might be kidding...

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                          • #14
                            "difference between the at-home planning self and the experiencing self during a hike"
                            Thanks for touching on that, it's a topic of particular fascination to me

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                            • #15
                              Had you considered utilizing the topics you brainstormed as chapters and integrating sections of the journey as they relate to topic rather than a beginning to end trip report. You could end up with a top seller. Seriously there is a really good book to be written.
                              "Climbing is about freedom. There's no prize money; there are no gold medals. The mountains are all about going there to do what you want to do. That's why I'll never tell anyone else how to climb. All I can say is, This is how I prefer to do it."
                              Ed Viesturs

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