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My 14er record attempt

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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby 14erFred » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:47 pm

Good luck and good weather, Homie! And may the Force be with you. [-o<
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby RoanMtnMan » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:37 am

Whew, makes me tired. Best of luck John. Incredible attempt no matter how it finishes. Best of luck coming from my direction.
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby susanjoypaul » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:41 am

Be safe - we're all rootin' for you, John!

Now where's that coffee... :yawn:

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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby CCSARCAP » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:56 am

Susan--Coffee's on.


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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby ThuChad » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:27 am

And he's off and running!
I'm just pretending to be a poseur.

“I stand here on the summit of the mountain. I lift my head and I spread my arms. This, my body and spirit, this is the end of the quest. I wished to know the meaning of all things. I am the meaning. I wished to find a warrant for being. I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction. Neither am I the means to any end others may wish to accomplish. I am not a tool for their use. I am not a servant of their needs. I am not a sacrifice on their altars.” |Ayn Rand - Anthem

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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby Steve Knapp » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:57 am

Awesome, best wishes on the record attempt John! Many of us will be watching. Looks to be a very wet day today in the San Juans, hope that doesn't slow you down too much.

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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby djkest » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:07 am

What a stud! I checked out his spot tracker so far and he's making really good time. One thing that caught my eye is he basically descended Sunlight and ran over to the Eolus gulley in 8 minutes. I hope things go really well for him, looking forward to tracking his progress.
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby Jeff Valliere » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:11 am

I'm proud to call Homie one of my best friends and think he has a solid shot at breaking this record. He has really put in the work, put together a top notch support team, done the research, covered all of the logistics, route planning/recon and is as fit as I have ever seen him. Let's hope the mountain gods cooperate for him.

Just read on his blog that he started as planned at 5:15am and completed Sunlight and Windom by 7:15am.

Go Homie!!!

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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby marciamallow » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:10 am

Hope to see you blazing past us in the
San Juan's...We'll watch out for you!
Good luck on your super human adventure!
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:44 am

I am so psyched to watch this unfold. This is better than the Olympics!
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby alpspitze » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:49 am

This is awesome! It's almost like being there myself.

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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby Crusty » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:50 am

alpspitze wrote:This is awesome! It's almost like being there myself.

Agreed. His SPOT is working about as well as my POS one does too.


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