[FoRK] New Orleans is Sinking

Andy Armstrong andy
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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