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Re: Type-2 fun stories

Post by OldTrad » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:59 pm

jfm3 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:26 am
Took almost 12 hours and I was wallowing through thigh-deep snow most of the last 9 miles.
OMG what am effing nightmare! Hopefully the bulk of the wallowing was done in the dark... :wft:
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Re: Type-2 fun stories

Post by TakeMeToYourSummit » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:54 pm

Chicago Transplant wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:20 am
Pretty much any hike I did this year that had long stretches that had been decimated by March's avalanche cycle were Type 2 fun. The worst was the hike out of Lime Creek after repeating the Avalanche/Hammer ridge. Multiple new slide paths with a lot of downed timber. Words can't describe how awful the hike out was.
Yep! I did the Ribbed to Eagle Peak B traverse on LDW. I did the low valley in the morning... so I KNEW I was gonna be stoked to be on some airy cliffs & not repeating the route back through most of that mess! I just read your TR on Avalanche & Hammer - strong work! :bicep: I might have to give that one a go sometime... in a few years, after the trail gets back to normal!
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Re: Type-2 fun stories

Post by timisimaginary » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:28 pm

Thanksgiving dinner at my mother-in-law's.

on second thought, that was probably type 3.
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Re: Type-2 fun stories

Post by jerseybrian » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:35 pm

justiner wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:31 am
jerseybrian wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:41 pm
Long's duathlon would probably be #1 for me so far. I heard about it on top of Green Mountain one day from an ultra guy. I thought it sounded like fun! I trained for a few years doing the Mt. Audobon duathlon and attempting to go for Long's. Last year I made 2 attempts and my 2nd I made it! Even at the Boulder field I was thinking about turning back and why I was doing such a crazy thing. By the time I made it back to Lyons for ice cream at the dairy bar I knew I was hooked! I'll be doing it again to try to shave a couple hours off. I had worked an 8 hour shift, packed and left at 11pm and got back to Boulder at 7pm the next day! One of the best days of my life!
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Re: Type-2 fun stories

Post by Wentzl » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:18 pm

I ran the Crow Pass Crossing in 2001, when the last 5 miles of the course were underwater and required wading for an hour or more in waist deep glacier run off. As I recall, it really helped the sore knees, but maybe qualifies as type 2 anyway? not sure
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Re: Type-2 fun stories

Post by pbakwin » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:39 pm

I just realized that pretty much my entire life consists of Type II fun... Is there a support group for this?
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Re: Type-2 fun stories

Post by justiner » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:02 pm

Wentzl wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:18 pm
I ran the Crow Pass Crossing in 2001, when the last 5 miles of the course were underwater and required wading for an hour or more in waist deep glacier run off. As I recall, it really helped the sore knees, but maybe qualifies as type 2 anyway? not sure
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Re: Type-2 fun stories

Post by Trotter » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:11 pm

justiner wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:59 pm
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Re: Type-2 fun stories

Post by Teresa Gergen » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:20 am

pbakwin wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:39 pm
I just realized that pretty much my entire life consists of Type II fun... Is there a support group for this?
Probably, but there's not actually a cure.
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Re: Type-2 fun stories

Post by HikesInGeologicTime » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:35 pm

pbakwin wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:39 pm
I just realized that pretty much my entire life consists of Type II fun... Is there a support group for this?
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timisimaginary wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:28 pm
Thanksgiving dinner at my mother-in-law's.

on second thought, that was probably type 3.
:lol:

For me, that was any occasion with my ex-stepfather-in-(Colorado’s so troublingly nebulous that I was legitimately worried I’d be on the line for alimony after the breakup) common-law. He missed his calling as a fire-and-brimstone preacher, only he lacked the fire. Type 3 also encompasses the 6.75 years of fun I had with his stepson, though even I can’t place 100% of the blame on that mangy little sewer rat for the apathetic-at-best attitude toward dating I’ve had in the seven years since I dumped him. Only 95-99%, perhaps.

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As for the original question...my trip reports are largely about the Type 2 outings I’ve had, and most of those either involve the Sawatches or encounters with the infamous Lake Como Road.

My first time up Longs was Type 3; I got my body temperature down to 87.1 degrees, and that turned out to be the least of my concerns! But I went back and did it again the next year (I had to be carried down the last mile on a stretcher the first time, which - by my admittedly ridiculous reckoning - invalidated the previous fourteen), had 100% fewer ER visits, and nonetheless swore that would be my last fighting that mountain. These days, I continuously check weather forecasts for that peak to see if there’s a good window in which I can climb it again... ](*,)
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Re: Type-2 fun stories

Post by OldTrad » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:28 pm

Teresa Gergen wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:20 am
pbakwin wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:39 pm
I just realized that pretty much my entire life consists of Type II fun... Is there a support group for this?
Probably, but there's not actually a cure.
Agreed that there's no cure specific to type-2 addiction, however my understanding is that a more drastic "scorched earth" approach can be taken.

All you have to do is increase the "fun"/"treatment" level to type-3 (see definition). This is as effective as anything short of a lobotomy, although those who know me may disagree, and will result in a complete cure for type-2 and type-3 mountain activities.

If, after engaging in type-3 fun you aren't cured, then by definition you didn't really up the fun to type-3, so go back and turn the "treatment" up a few clicks.
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Re: Type-2 fun stories

Post by justiner » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:17 pm

OldTrad wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:28 pm

Agreed that there's no cure specific to type-2 addiction, however my understanding is that a more drastic "scorched earth" approach can be taken.

All you have to do is increase the "fun"/"treatment" level to type-3 (see definition). This is as effective as anything short of a lobotomy, although those who know me may disagree, and will result in a complete cure for type-2 and type-3 mountain activities.

If, after engaging in type-3 fun you aren't cured, then by definition you didn't really up the fun to type-3, so go back and turn the "treatment" up a few clicks.
This may work, but the root cause is that my memory is SO BAD. Like, was that trip really all that terrible? Maybe not...


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