Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dream As If You Will Live Forever

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.
James Dean


I am packed..This is my house on my back. I will live out of this pack for 6 days. I have done this many times. Last year was the first time since 2001 that I didn't take off on an adventure with my pack.
I guess after living on the trail 94 days in 07 I needed a break.

My pack willweigh 15 lbs when I start. It weighs 17 right now gotta tweak a few things. I will head to Yosemite Thursday at 2am to be at the permit office before 7:30 when they open so I can make sure I get a permit to start Friday. If all goes well I will start around 5am
Should be to the top of Whitney Thursday before 5am. I hope the weather is good. If it is and my body is recovered from TRT 100 I believe I can do it in under 6 days.

Please send me positive vibes. I will be going for the woman's unsupported record. So I have to be solo no friends along. I will have a friend meet me on top of Whitney since that is the actually finish point.
Keep me in your thoughts.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Catra
Best of luck, you're one tough trail Diva.

JMT snow report for passes :
I was on the JMT July 16-17 north of Forester for a training hike. This is what people said.

Donahue (as of 7-16) - some snow didn't sound like a big deal.
Silver - ?? - probably melted out
Seldon - ?? - probably melted out
Muir (as of 7-16) - reports of up to 3-4 miles of consolidated snow but well tracked
Mather (as of 7-16) - some snow but nobody said it was a big deal.
Pinchot (as of 7-17) - snow free
Glen (as of 7-17) - mostly snow free, 300 ft with tracks
Forester (as of 7-16) - up to a 1/2 mile snow on north side, but a report on Whitney message board dated 7-20 said a crew was shoveling snow off the trail for the pack mules.
Whitney Summit - spotty snow

art

Oscar said...

Good luck. Wishing for everything to be on your side, wishing that you are fully recovered from the hundred and wishing you an amazing journey.

steve said...

Have a great time and good luck, Catra!

Stuart said...

Go get 'em you'll do great and have a blast...you always do!

Joanne said...

You are such and inspiration!

Barbara said...

Such an inspiration....!

deiss said...

Sending you lots of energy for the next week! It will be coming across the country, across the border but it's coming!

Anonymous said...

Inspiring! Could we get a detailed list of what's in you pack? Hope to do Muir Trail solo when my daughter is a bit older. Thanks for keeping it real-er.

Mike said...

JMT sounds like an awesome run.
Good luck and be safe-

Catra said...

Thanks Art I was ready the message board. I figure Muir is the one that's always bad. But sounds like it should be melted out. The bugs I'm sure will be bad ;-)
Thanks for the beta.

Ultra "Slow" Matt said...

You will do it. I know you will.You have slain greater foes than this. The record is yours.

Rob said...

Best Luck Catra.

Now I just hope you aren't doing it in those shoes ;)

Honeybee said...

Good luck Catra! Can't wait to read all about it.

Larry L said...

Catra - Best of luck! Positive vibes your way for safety, fun, and the record. Which Gregory pack are you using? Just curious about size and configuration. Cheers! - Larry

Anonymous said...

Best of luck, I am sure you will do great! I too would love to see what / how you pack for 6 days in a 15 pound pack. Can you enlighten us? My husband and I did one overnight and looked like we were ready for a month on the trails....

Rodrigo said...

Hi Catra!

Not so long time reader, first post :-)

Good luck and success. You're tough, smart and a Diva. So, it's going to be not that hard :-)

From southern Brazil,

Rodrigo Stulzer
transpirando.com

ultra runner said...

My prayers are with you Catra. You'll do GREAT & you are one tough & awesome trail girl.

rand(om) bites said...

All I can say is WOW. Sending you lots of positive vibes!

Anonymous said...

Peace, Love, Speed, Luck.

Cellarrat said...

Go Fast! Have Fun!

Susi said...

best of luck to you!! have a great time and savour all the wonderful moments out there.

Marsha said...

Sounds outstanding! Presumably you are taking a water filter and don't have to actually pack your water in. And leave the stilettos behind! LOL
GOOD LUCK!!

Nicky E said...

sending lots of positive vibes from Ohio.