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Eric Triplett

Monrovia, CA
  • 305
    Activities in 2018
  • 2,136.5
    miles Run in 2018
  • 142

JMT End Game // Exit Deer Creek to Duck Pass Trailhead

Run October 8, 2018
  • 10.2mi
  • 2,402ft
  • 3:33:24
    Moving Time
  • 20:47/mi
    Avg Pace
  • 2,056
  • 30
    Relative Effort
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  1. Jeff D.
    Jeff D.

    Bummer you needed to bail, but it looks like an epic 4 days, aside from the back scabs. πŸ€”

  2. Eric Triplett
    Eric Triplett

    It was better to be safe than some idiots stuck at an iced over pass needing rescue. This one was still on day 3 but I wanted a new track in case we needed to track back to our known location on the JMT.

  3. Jeff D.
    Jeff D.

    Totally understand that, and applaud the decision. I see now that was also yesterday.

  4. Raina ..
    Raina ..

    Ouch.. that pack rub is fierce! Did you have a shirt on? Eric Triplett

  5. Eric Triplett
    Eric Triplett

    Jeff Dinkin of course this means that we will have to make another attempt 😁

  6. Eric Triplett
    Eric Triplett

    Raina . Definitely wearing a shirt...the park service requires that you carry a bear canister so that was beating me up really badly.

  7. Jeff D.
    Jeff D.

    Damn straight!!! 😁

  8. Luke Skywalker
    Luke Skywalker

    Do you think it was that the 45L wasn't giving enough support? What was pack weight? Much above 20 lbs? Or was it just the canister giving you a rub.

  9. Verdugist :.
    Verdugist :.

    Overall brutally cold nice pics πŸ‘

  10. Eric Triplett
    Eric Triplett

    Luke Skywalker the pack was closer to 30lbs. The can had a hard edge so it was banging into my back at times. I had put some gear between it and my back but the nylon would sag a bit. I think it would work a lot better without the can

  11. Eric Triplett
    Eric Triplett

    It’s also important to cinch down the roll top stapling because it also is part of the load lifting and compression system Luke Skywalker

  12. Luke Skywalker
    Luke Skywalker

    Good to know. Thanks for the report. Sorry to hear that the weather wasn't cooperative, but I think you made the right chance. Don't want to end up in Hoth-like conditions without a Tauntaun!


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