go somewhere and practice 4wd before you actually need it...if you have highway tires, don't expect much traction in slushy or muddy terrain. aren't there some gravel or dirt roads that coincide with your trail running or is it all pavement until you hit the trailheads?
Where ya goin' in Hawaii? I will be on Oahu from Jan 16-23. Woo-hoo! January in Hawaii...well, somebody's gotta do it, may as well be us! :-)AG
There are gravel road where I live but they are all locked Fireroads. I'm going to ask the East Bay rangers if I can drive up Mission Peak with them where I run to test out the 4wd.The tires are off road tires I believe. That's what they say. They look like they have good traction.I use to drive my Chrysler Mini Van up to the Mountains in the Sierras on the Eastside. I took it out where I shouldn't of and it did fine ;)I don;t recommend it though.CaTrA
The tat on your right thigh looks amazing in this pic...great contrast.Hope the time goes by quickly for you until Hawaii time comes!
Hey AG-I leave the 10-17. I will be on Oahu too. The race I'm doing is called HURT 100 it's in the TanTulus forrest above Oahu it's 5 loops of 20 miles. To bad you're going to miss it.Why are you going??? Just for fun??? I go every year just to race.CaTrA
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Good Zen card. HURT will be on my list on day, I'll try to convince my family to go on vacation with me:)
Hi Catra!I am going to Oahu on a job interview...can you believe it?! I have been busting my buns over what should have been a nice restful holiday break, getting ready for this inteview. If I like them, and they like me, then I will be moving there for good by June 07'. If it works out, you can stay with me when you go to run the HURT next year on Oahu! ha ha! :-)AG
I'm hoping to run that in 2008. I was just going to ask if that's why you were going to Hawaii but then I see you already answered it in your reply :)Good luck at HURT!
What a nice car!Have you been to White Mountain at East Sierra? I went there last year with a compact car, but came back with nearly flat tires. I think the gravel road is a cruel test for 4WD (better high clearance).Again, wish you and Jerry best in HURT. "I'll be watching you" both in the (live?) results page :-) Hope I can do it in 2008.Chihping
Hi Chiping-Thanks!!! I will take it to the White Mountains before I take off for the PCT. Hey I'm going to run 40 miles on Sunday morning if you want to join me. I will start at 6am.Jerry will run 30.Cheers,Catra
Catra, after that trip (flat tires and low in gas), I thought it'd be a wonderful run at moon-like area - from Bishop to White Mountain, the easiest 14er. A 10,000ft straight climb.I want to join your run, but I'm hibernated to do babysitting while my families are away for two weeks. I look forward to a long run at Ohlone while you are at HURT - thinking about your run.Please do not let Jerry stop at 100K. I believe he can go farther. I always see him optimistic.Chihping
there are endless miles of dirt roads on the east side of the Sierras and west side of the White Mtns. If you are running to the top of White Mtn. the road itself is quite rocky & bumpy. It is definitely not good to take a regular car past the Bristlecone Pines area. Here's a 4wd rule. The vehicle going uphill has the right of way on a narrow road. If it meets a vehicle going downhill the downhill vehicle should pull over and out of the way. It is much easier to get going again from a stop when pointed downhill. Shouldn't be a problem on that White Mtn road.
thanks anon-I have driven up to the White Mountains. I usually run from the Bristlecone pine area.I think the run we do is 50 miles up there I have only done it a couple times. Another time we got stuck in a snow storm so ran down that super windy road to Lone Pine for lunch and ran make up to the Bristlecone area.Thanks for the beta.Catra
Catra, I met you for just a moment when you passed through my camp at Warren Lake a couple of summers ago. After that I looked you up, to find out what kind of crazy character goes for these monster trail runs... especially as I struggled to get to the lake with my 50 pound pack! Anyway, much respect your way for what you do and how you do it. I like people who take life by the balls... keep it up, eh? You definitely inspire people.mark
Hi Mark-Thanks for stopping by my blog. I run the JMT every year since 2003.I meet so many people. I'm trying to remember where warren lake is.Most people think I go to fast to talk but I stopped to talk to you ;)I hope you had a great trip. Where you doing the JMT??? Where did you come in from???Thanks for the post :)Catra
Catra, Warren Lake is in the Tahoe National Forest, north of Donner Summit. I think you said you were going to White Rock Lake... and then on to somewhere else, but I don't remember for sure. I thought you were joking about going that far... :)You were with a friend too... don't remember his name. Yes, you did stop and say hello at our camp... so I guess you don't always speed on by!
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