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#21

I agree! Looks like fun fun!


#22

7 hours plus 3 hours of driving, total.


#23

I wish I could join.


#24

7…Taking long strides and few breaks? What did you carry?


#25

Probably more than I should have. 6 bottles of water. 3 apples. Nuts. Extra clothes. We had a decent pace. 7 hours is about normal for that hike with that elevation gain. Especially considering how wet it was.


#26

#27

I doubt I’m up to a 7 hour hike up a mountain. One or two hours would be plenty. lol.


#28

:joy::joy::joy: softy!


#29

I think it would be great fun all day but I agree, that would be a challenge.


#30

O2 Trainer #13 hole. Try that at the gym or a treadmill and it doesn’t take long until you are on truth level to actual physical fitness and workload. The #14 is going to be ridiculous but I can go indefinitely in bed right now, or take a full shower. A lot of pressure difference, a lot of vacuum. And much more sensitive to freeloading.


#31

Thanks for sharing, Dan! I think I’ll go test my strength against a 9 year old child in the Arbuckles.


#32

Do you have mountains? I’ve never been to Oklahoma. I liked Tennessee. I’ve been to fayetteville Arkansas and Branson Missouri. Nice mountains in Tennessee. Nh has nice mountains. Not huge, so they are doable for non experts. I think there are 48 4000 footers in nh and 67 total in new England. The highest is 6288 feet, so the northwest calls that a hill. Its actually an easy hike. Tons of people. Open. Can’t get lost, but it has poor weather and poor views.


#33

Arbuckle Mountains but we’ve been getting inundated with rain for weeks so Turner Falls was closed. They are nothing like Colorado mountains. Maybe a few hundred feet. I haven’t been here since I was a child. But I did hit some easy trails today and I found out I can keep up with 9 year olds.


#34

I hiked with my nephew when he was 9 and niece at 7. Amazing. I figured they’d burn out, but the 7 and 9 year olds never seemed to tire. They are 16 and 14 now, so I’m guessing they are too cool to hike with me.


#35

I took my granddaughter. Little did I know she was plotting against me. The only place she wanted to hike too was a hotel with a swimming pool. So within the first 3 minutes she took me up some stone steps. Little did she know I would chase her lazy little ass up those steps and down the next lol. Surprised her and me both. :joy: I thought I went to test my strength but really chasing her was what the trip was for. And after I chased her 3 trips up and down those stones she turned and said, “Ready to go?” lol