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Hiking and Backpacking - La Cloche Silhouette Killarney

Consummate Athlete Podcast

Release Date: 06/05/2018

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As we hinted last week we went and tried to walk (or 'speed hike') the La Cloche Silhouette Trail in Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. We finished the loop and talk about what we learned about walking for extended periods of time and about camping in the backcountry.
 
 
 

 
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TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:

 
Thanks to Eric Batty & Chris Wood and Mark From Joyride for intelligence beforehand
 
Why speed hike (talk FKT, Peter past run with Eric)
 
 
What we packed / what we wish we had or didn’t have (rice bars / tent poles)
 
How the 2 days played out - hiking & camping
 
 
  •  well tested, waterproof but athletic shoe or hiker (low/light) 
  • Peter used Salomon Trail Runners https://amzn.to/2JhEUso
 
What we would have changed (better bug protection, or would have gone at a different time of year—heard it would be buggy but didn’t know it would be that bad
  • less food / more ‘fuel’
  • Compress / premake meals 
  • More research on sites / mile markers
  • Hydration packs vs. move water twice
 
 
What we did right 
 
What we learned (one in a bad mood, other will rally \ we do this $hit so we can get to the end and have that reward of sitting down.)
 
What’s next?