Mar 3, 2019 at 7:36 am #3581451Ryan JordanAdmin
@ryanLocale: Central Rockies
Lots of critics, but I’ve been very inspired watching SCH who’s doing the PCT this year:Mar 3, 2019 at 2:27 pm #3581478MattBPL Member
@mhrLocale: San Juan Mtns.
I’ve only seen a view episodes, but it’s hard to understand why someone would criticize SCH. Challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Anyone who is fearless enough to tackle their own, gets my support and admiration.Mar 3, 2019 at 6:40 pm #3581511Geoff CaplanBPL Member
@geoffcaplanLocale: Lake District, Cumbria
Everyone admires his spirit, and no-one I’ve seen has been suggesting that he gets off the trail.
But some of us have been urging him to hook up with more experienced hikers locally to help him get up to speed with his skills, as there are some big gaps in his knowledge. And some of his gear is sub-standard and leaving him worryingly cold, so I suggested to him that he set up a Patreon account where we could contribute to an upgrade if funds were an issue.
It’s mid winter and he’s in an area where blizzards are common and water is scarce, so he’s operating pretty close to the limit. We simply want him to stay comfortable and safe.
If he’d put out a request I’m sure he’d have had a response, but he hasn’t been open to our suggestions. We’ll just have to hope that the weather is clement and that he learns fast enough to keep out of trouble.Mar 4, 2019 at 12:02 am #3581624JakeBPL Member
@jake_cLocale: Eastern OH
Excellent link, Ryan. I hadn’t heard of SCH until now. Very inspiring. It seems as though he’s steadily covering more ground every day and has linked up with a more experienced hiker that’s helping him out. He is seeing some beautiful scenery and having a good, if challenging, time of it. I hope he accomplishes his goals.Mar 5, 2019 at 2:47 pm #3581886MattBPL Member
@mhrLocale: San Juan Mtns.
Best hiking videos ever! This guy’s joy and attitude are almost beyond belief. Watch the Hurricane Ridge episode. Double-Rainbow-Man has nothing on Second Chance!Mar 5, 2019 at 10:03 pm #3581960David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
Inside a big, active guy is a very strong guy. I’ve hunted with a few big (350-400#) guys here in the Alaska and when they get outdoors for an extended period, not only does their weight drop, but they keep building on their already considerable muscle mass and the miles get easier and easier.
I went back to their Indian reservation in NM one time and while I could hike faster, I couldn’t carry the loads the father or son could (like hauling a 110-pound elk hindquarter uphill).
If I carried a 30-pound pack all the time around town – walking the dog, shopping, day hikes, etc – I’d think I was doing great conditioning for future trips. This guy has been “training” with an extra 200 pounds on.Mar 5, 2019 at 10:55 pm #3581967PaulWBPL Member
@peweg8Locale: Western Colorado
Thanks for the link Ryan. This guy is totally inspirational and his enthusiasm is contagious. I hope he can pull this off.
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