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    Default bill o....a few questions....

    because i am curious and really kind of in awe i wanted to ask you a few questions....your time for the climb last year was/is incredible to me....we made it to the summit in 3 1/2 hours and i dont think i could have shortened that time if i had to....i break frequently and take in the views and surroundings and would have probably taken more time if i was alone last year....how many times have you climbed mt washington?....is it your goal to improve your time a bit eash year?....does your wife ever hike with you or does she meet you at the top each time?....i cant imagine how fast you must have been going....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary
    because i am curious and really kind of in awe i wanted to ask you a few questions....your time for the climb last year was/is incredible to me....we made it to the summit in 3 1/2 hours and i dont think i could have shortened that time if i had to....i break frequently and take in the views and surroundings and would have probably taken more time if i was alone last year....how many times have you climbed mt washington?....is it your goal to improve your time a bit eash year?....does your wife ever hike with you or does she meet you at the top each time?....i cant imagine how fast you must have been going....
    Wow, thanks. Last year was just a fluke. We both started hiking then I got worried about the weather so she drove up and I went at full speed. This year we plan on both taking our time to the summit.

    I'm not sure, I think have climbed Mount Washington about 10 times. No records there. I also bet there are a large group of people out there that could cut my time in half. Then there's probably a handful of people in the world who could cut that time in half again.

    I can add that I don't really stop. I try to drink and eat while hiking. In theory I could not drink or eat at all for 2 hours and just wait to I get to the top. Lastly, its much more relaxing to take your time and enjoy the views.

    If you're looking to speed up your time let me know. I'll gladly provide some tips.
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    Tip #1 to Brad:

    Get in shape.
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    for me i need to loose weight and work out with my legs
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    im ok with my time on the hike....but thanks....of course any other tips or suggestions are always welcome!....like....going down that rockpile!....ive climbed mt washington before but it was years ago and even at that i never went down washington....we hiked across or at least it sure as heck didnt seem like we went down....last year we rode down after hiking up but i gotta tell you....getting down seems like a whole different challenge....

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    Hiking down any route is the "easy part", which means your muscles can take a break while your joints take a beating.

    Quote Originally Posted by mary
    im ok with my time on the hike....but thanks....of course any other tips or suggestions are always welcome!....like....going down that rockpile!....ive climbed mt washington before but it was years ago and even at that i never went down washington....we hiked across or at least it sure as heck didnt seem like we went down....last year we rode down after hiking up but i gotta tell you....getting down seems like a whole different challenge....

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    I guess I am confused. There is an "easy" part? What am I missing?
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    The easy part for me is traveling to and from the hike in my car.
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    The easy part for me is walking on flat ground after the hike is over; it feels like treading on air.

    Quote Originally Posted by WSR88D
    The easy part for me is traveling to and from the hike in my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D
    The easy part for me is walking on flat ground after the hike is over; it feels like treading on air.
    Ah, so that is what that pain is.
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