TIM SHELL: 3-MONTH FINISHER 3-Peak Challenge 2016
About Your Experience:
"For the past two years I have thought about hiking Mt. Whitney after I attended a presentation at A16 with my long-time friend, Gary Hogue. The A16 Three Peak Challenge motivated me to hike the three local peaks as part of my training for Mt. Whitney. Now that I have completed the three peaks I am off to Mt. Whitney in two weeks to hike it for the first time in my life. Thank you, A16, for your hiking presentations and the all the support you provide to hikers everywhere."
"The highlight was completing the San Gorgonio hike which was nearly as long and as much climbing as Mt. Whitney. When I finished that hike I realized that I was nearly ready to hike Mt. Whitney."
|Trail:||Marion Mountain Trail|
|Date at Trailhead:||June 10, 2016|
|Time at Trailhead:||9:06 AM|
|Date at Summit:||June 10, 2016|
|Time at Summit:||2:15 PM|
|Date at Trail End:||June 10, 2016|
|Time at Trail End:||6:43 PM|
|Trail:||Vivian Creek Trail|
|Date at Trailhead:||July 8, 2016|
|Time at Trailhead:||6:40 AM|
|Date at Summit:||July 8, 2016|
|Time at Summit:||12:45 PM|
|Date at Trail End:||July 8, 2016|
|Time at Trail End:||5:55 PM|
|Trail:||Devil's Backbone and Ski Hut|
|Date at Trailhead:||July 29, 2016|
|Time at Trailhead:||6:50 AM|
|Date at Summit:||July 29, 2016|
|Time at Summit:||11:10 AM|
|Date at Trail End:||July 29, 2016|
|Time at Trail End:||3:10 PM|
UPDATE: September 2, 2016
"The 3-Peak Challenge was part of my training for hiking Mt. Whitney. Guess what? It worked!
We also hiked White Mountain on Saturday Aug. 20 and Kearsage Pass on Monday Aug. 22 as acclimation hikes for Mt. Whitney. Then Terry and I summited Mt. Whitney in one day on Wednesday Aug. 24! We completed the Portal to Peak Hike on the main trail in 14 hours, starting at 3:30 AM, reaching the top at about 11:30 AM, and returning to the portal at 5:30 PM It was an incredible experience for me, and it made all the hard work, including the 3-Peak Challenge, worth it.
Thank you to A-16 for sponsoring the presentations that helped me be prepared mentally for Mt. Whitney, and for conducting the 3-Peak Challenge which helped me be prepared physically for the Mt. Whitney Ultimate Day Hike." Tim Shell