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    as of 10:48 pm last night Tim had completed the PCT. his "unofficial" time is 51 days 16 hrs 55 mins.

    and he needs to "hike back out" 30 miles this morning.
    https://tinyurl.com/MyFDresults

    A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. ~Paul Dudley White

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    Congratulations to Tim!!
    What a monster!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Half View Post
    he ran/hiked it or it would be a disqual and no sense in finishing it
    Do you still feel the same?

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    It’s an amazing accomplishment. I assumed that a continuous chain of footprints from border to border was the idea, with whatever detours are needed, but it sounds like that was just not practical due to the extreme conditions this year.

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    Thus, runners must follow these overarching principals:

    • Respect official Closures (btw, this includes Tribal land as well as wildfire closures).
    • Follow official re-routes (if they exist).
    • As much as possible, re-routes should be about the same distance and elevation change as the original route.
    • If the re-route is only slightly shorter or longer, live with it.
    • If it is significantly shorter or longer, we might establish a Variation; such as the "PCT 2022”.
    • Be transparent, and document what you did.
    • For 2021, Timothy will be doing the same distance and vertical gain as the original, so there will be no Variation.

    Example: Timothy/Lionshead Fire Closure:

    • Timothy did a re-route a few weeks ago, with this method:
    • The re-route was not practical; it consists of long, unpleasant road miles; thru-hikers are basically hitch-hiking around it.
    • Therefore, he ran up to the southern boundary of the closure, then turned around and ran back out still on the PCT the nearest trailhead, was picked up and driven around, then did another out/back on the northern boundary.
    • This added an additional 23 out/back miles, the Closure is about 22 miles, so it’s a wash, plus he has to sit in the car for 3 hours to get around.
    https://tinyurl.com/MyFDresults

    A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. ~Paul Dudley White

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    Do you still feel the same?

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