[FoRK] New Orleans is Sinking
Fri Sep 2 10:52:51 PDT 2005
On 2 Sep 2005, at 16:28, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> I had a brisk walk with almost no water (better climate) in
> Montreal two years ago: 43 miles in 11 or 12 hours.
> I felt fine until some muscle cramps in one leg the next day. I
> suppose I'm not average.
> A few weeks ago I did 15 miles in very difficult ridge terrain in
> Oahu with 4700ft. gain total. Hard core Hawaiin hiking, the kind
> you can only find through local clubs and not any hiking guide, are
> DIFFICULT, scary, and fun if you liked to be pushed almost over the
> limit. Imagine a ridge 1 ft. wide, with 60% from horizontal slopes
> down 1000+ ft. on each side and a 6" muddy path. Or areas with a
> 20 ft. muddy rise/drop (each way) in 10 ft., with slippery mud
> directly into a 1000+ft. ledge.
I have two reactions to that: 1) it sounds like great mountain biking
2) why the high pissing competition about what /we/ could do? It's
not us we're talking about.
Andy Armstrong, hexten.net
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