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Ben Clark's Nolan's 14 Trip Report

Postby dehrlich101 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:17 am

Ben Clark attempted Nolan's 14 twice this summer. This is his trip report for his second attempt.


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Re: Ben Clark's Nolan's 14 Trip Report

Postby Alpineair » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:21 am

Great report! Thanks for posting this.
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Re: Ben Clark's Nolan's 14 Trip Report

Postby IHikeLikeAGirl » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:05 am

Yes, thank you for posting. What an amazing journey!
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Re: Ben Clark's Nolan's 14 Trip Report

Postby bohlsen » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:27 am

Awesome report, the Nolan's route sounds like a blast.

I'm curious if there's a name for just doing the Nolan's route and not worrying about your time. I think I'd like to give it a shot at some point in my life but I doubt I'll ever have the time to get into the kind of shape necessary to even dream about the 60 hour time limit. If I were to someday just backpack the Nolan's route over the course of a week I obviously wouldn't it a Nolan's attempt in my trip report but what would I call it?
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Re: Ben Clark's Nolan's 14 Trip Report

Postby Tory Wells » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:40 am

Backpacking Nolan's 14?
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Re: Ben Clark's Nolan's 14 Trip Report

Postby GnomeSherpa » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:52 am

Slolans?

I do like the idea of a slow version of Nolan's.

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Re: Ben Clark's Nolan's 14 Trip Report

Postby jdorje » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:57 am

Nolans thru-hike. I was considering it. Should take about 10 days. 14 peaks but you can double up on Shav/Tab, and on Harvard/Columbia, and on Bel/Ox/Mizz. Junaid and Luke did it in 9 days IIRC, having done Huron on the Bel/Ox/Mizz day from a very high camp.
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Re: Ben Clark's Nolan's 14 Trip Report

Postby Steve Climber » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:06 am

GnomeSherpa wrote:Slolans?

I do like the idea of a slow version of Nolan's.



Dammit! You got me. I am planning this trip for next year. Just planning on hiking the entire route in whatever time it takes (ignoring the 60hrs) and was planning nicknaming my trip "Slowlans 14" =D>
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Re: Ben Clark's Nolan's 14 Trip Report

Postby cbrobin » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:48 pm

aboynamedmargrette wrote:
GnomeSherpa wrote:Slolans?

I do like the idea of a slow version of Nolan's.



Dammit! You got me. I am planning this trip for next year. Just planning on hiking the entire route in whatever time it takes (ignoring the 60hrs) and was planning nicknaming my trip "Slowlans 14" =D>


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Re: Ben Clark's Nolan's 14 Trip Report

Postby bohlsen » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:23 am

GnomeSherpa wrote:Slolans?

I do like the idea of a slow version of Nolan's.



Ha! I like it. :lol:
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Re: Ben Clark's Nolan's 14 Trip Report

Postby thebeave7 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:56 am

Well worth doing even if you don't have a specific time goal. Some of the sections would be quite a bit trickier with a large pack in my opinion (ascent/descent of Princeton and south side of Huron).

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