Slow Hikers Unite!

Need a climbing partner? Trying to form a hiking group for an outing?
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Slow Hikers Unite!

Post by bwinners » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:46 pm

Hi all! I'm looking for fellow slow hikers to join me in climbing peaks for this next year. I'm in pretty good shape, I just enjoy going at a slow and steady pace and I don't like taking breaks longer than 5 minutes. This often doesn't match most paces that I've hiked with - a lot of my friends like to hike faster with longer breaks.

I average 1-2MPH. Slow, I know. But I'm hoping to find others that are in the same boat :)
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Re: Slow Hikers Unite!

Post by huffy13 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:37 pm

Well, you are definitely in my pace range. I like to calculate more along the lines of around 1000 ft of gain per hour though. I'm planning on hiking LaPlata and Massive with my son in mid-July and then again in mid-August with a former coworker on the Bierstadt-Sawtooth-Evans combo. May try to make one more trip in Sept to bag Wetterhorn or another one of the Sawatch peaks or even some 13ers. Maybe we will cross paths...you'll probably pass me somewhere on the trail....lol.
Seems like the times that I need a mountain the most are the times that I can not get to them.
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Re: Slow Hikers Unite!

Post by Trailrunner » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:57 pm

Sounds like my pace! Approx. 1000vf/hr. I'll take "breaks", but they're usually a minute or so to get a good gulp of air before forging ahead.
In the warmer months, I usually hike every 3rd weekend solo when my partner has to work. Maybe we could meet up for something on one of those weekends!
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Re: Slow Hikers Unite!

Post by Brad2 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:53 pm

Well I can guarantee you this will be the most popular Climbing Connection thread of late.

People that zoom everywhere they go may think they are enjoying themselves, but at the same time they may be unaware of how much they are missing: the small flowers, the reflections in standing water, and captivating cloud patterns. And of course it feels good to have a balance between movement and rest. Hiking 14'ers as dayhikes is often a little too much exercise for one session.
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Re: Slow Hikers Unite!

Post by timf » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:09 pm

I'll join you this season. Most of what I plan on doing is backpacking 14ers in the sangres and San Juans. The only thing kinda close is Mt Columbia. Love 13ers just the same.

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Re: Slow Hikers Unite!

Post by HikesInGeologicTime » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:19 pm

This thread title was like the equivalent of the Bat Signal for me!

I have three Sawatches left that I am hellbent on finishing this summer - Princeton, Antero, and Tabeguache. I'd also like to tackle Humboldt and maybe bag some Class 3s that aren't Longs, though I wouldn't mind climbing that one again, either.

1-2 mph sounds about right to me, so if any of those are on your list, I'll be happy to do them with someone else.
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Re: Slow Hikers Unite!

Post by PaulVee » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:35 pm

Definitely interested!! A bit older (55) but still in good shape ... sounds like a perfect pace. Would especially be interested in partnering for any Class 3 routes. Will be out (hopefully) a good part of August and into early September! Will check back on this thread!
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Re: Slow Hikers Unite!

Post by mommyhiker » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:41 am

Very interested!
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Re: Slow Hikers Unite!

Post by bosnian2014 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:44 pm

Another interested “casual” pace hiker. 1000ft per hour with short breaks and usually longer summit break, depending on weather.
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Re: Slow Hikers Unite!

Post by bketron2 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:04 pm

My partner and I are also interested :-D That tends to be our pace-ish
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Re: Slow Hikers Unite!

Post by hellmanm » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:41 pm

Also interested!
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Re: Slow Hikers Unite!

Post by Jon1702 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:24 am

Interested!
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