(0)

TIM SHELL: 3-MONTH FINISHER 3-Peak Challenge 2016

Back to the 3-Peak Challenge Finishers Page

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."

Challenge Highlight:

"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."

San Jacinto:

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

 

San Gorgonio:

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

 

Mt. Baldy:

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

 

My Hiking Team: Tim, Terry Lutz, and Gary Hogue

 

Finishing our first hike at San Jacinto

 

 

Mt. Whitney:
 

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

Tim Shell on Mt. Whitney

 

Tim Shell and Gary H at Kearsarge Pass

 

Tim Shell on White Mountain

 

Tim Shell at White Mountain Hut

 

Back to the 3-Peak Challenge Finishers Page