Jun 17, 2008 at 7:51 am #1229610
Jay WilkersonBPL Member
@creachenLocale: East Bay
6:30 wake up, break camp, snack
7:00 start hiking
8:00 stop, 1 hr. break, daily chores
9:50 stop- 10 minute break-snack
10:50 stop- 10 minute break- snack
11:50 stop- 10 minute break- snack
12:50 stop- 1 hr. lunch break
2:40 stop- 10 minute break- snack
3:40 stop- 1 hr. cook dinner, we are in bear contry.
5:30 stop- 10 minute break- snack
6:30-7:00 stop, make camp
7+ hours of hiking time.
3 hours of rest time.
Thoughts, ideas, different schedules would be welcome. I want to enjoy my hike but also do 12-15 miles minimum.Jun 17, 2008 at 9:12 am #1438729
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Bob BankheadBPL Member
@wandering_bobLocale: Oregon, USA
On a multi-week hike, your body will adjust your schedule for you automatically. On a short hike like this, you can do it for yourself.
Personally, the only scheduled event is to be on the trail by 6:00 am. I eat intermittently as I'm walking, with no scheduled stops. My legs tell me when they want to stop for 60 seconds or so. Across time, all those stops probably add up to the sum of your scheduled breaks.
I set my hiking plan so as to reach a water source during the late afternoon, and I fix and eat dinner there. An hour sounds about right. Then I hike on until I either reach my goal (be that a location or X miles) for that day at whatever time that happens to be and make camp. On the odd occasion when it becomes apparent that I will not reach either, or the location is not conducive to camping, I'll go on until the first decent potential campsite appears. Bedtime!
Wandering BobJun 17, 2008 at 10:17 am #1438738
@alohatinkLocale: In the Middle of No Where!
Sounds like a good plan…early start is always great for it gets HOT especially once above the tree line.
Only thing I would change for sure is the quitting time…unless you do not mind setting up camp in the dark.
It gets dark earlier in the high sierras.
Lunch breaks are great …we always took ours so in the heat of the day we could cool off by either the river or a lake :)Jun 17, 2008 at 2:24 pm #1438780
Sarah KirkconnellBPL Member
@sarbarLocale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
In summer I usually get up well before sunrise and am hiking right near when the sun just starts to poke. We usually save climbs for first thing in the morning so we get them done before it is super hot. We usually take a break and maybe swimming mid day then go on. It varies on where we hike though and the weather. The swimming/2 hour lunch really restores one. Then hike till evening and make camp :-)
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