Highline: A feature documentary on the Uinta Highline Trail

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DrNed

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The funny part, actually, is that I put together a little writeup on my blog a while back, because a lot of IRL people ask me the same questions on the UHT and now I have a place to direct them.
Thanks @LarryBoy I'm planning on doing the Leidy to Mirror Lake section next summer, solo if I can convince my wife that I won't die.
So I appreciate your blog post - it gave a few things to consider I hadn't previously.
 

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Perry

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I will say that you may be reading more into my comment than I intended. My thinking was along the lines of - how, and frankly why, could you get ten days of food into little Zpacks arc blasts (their hike was a collaboration between the filmmaker dude and the Zpacks crew)? I've carried ten days of food plenty of times. I would never ever want to do it in a zpacks pack because that just sounds dang horrible. Just not built for that much weight. At any rate, though, you're basically right. My comment was snarky at best and just rude at worst. It certainly didn't edify the trail community at all, and you were right to call me out on it. Both those who move quicker and those who move slower are enjoying the wilderness at their own pace, and good on them. I've hiked this particular trail twice. Once, we took six days to do the 70-mile option, the other we took 4.5 to do the 80-mile option. Both were great trips in their own way, even though they were very different experiences. One at a more relaxed pace (campfires were built, in-jokes flew fast and furious, nice dinners were enjoyed), and one at a more strenuous pace (walked sunup to sundown, did some awesome off-trail, saw a Mystery Wolf). Wouldn't trade either of those experiences for the world.

The funny part, actually, is that I put together a little writeup on my blog a while back, because a lot of IRL people ask me the same questions on the UHT and now I have a place to direct them. It contains this gem:

...so the joke's on me.

At any rate, I think it's time to drop the beef and move on. Beers on me if/when I ever run into you on trail dude.
Very nice write up there @LarryBoy.


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