879. Pinnacles Middle Loop (05/04/13)
Hikers (18): Adam, Alan, Brad, Chinyet, Christina, David, George, Giulia, Jeff, Kirk, Mike Si, Nick, Patrick Be, Peter, Rufina, Shuli, Sophie, Steve
Distance: 17 miles
Rating: 5 difficulty, 9 beauty
Park info: Pinnacles National Monument south of Hollister
Write-up by Peter and David -- Pictures by Giulia and Alan W
My sixth trip to the Pig Fence was the easiest one I've ever experienced thanks to the cooler temps, but it got hot in the afternoon and the High Peaks kicked my butt. Hence the Level 5.
Pig Fence Virgins (no longer): Adam, Brad, Christina, Mike, Nick, Rufina. Congrats to all! Brad missed out the High Peaks due to pulling a hamstring, but got to enjoy The Fence.
As we were toasting Sophie's 100th hike yesterday, the question was raised about who was the quickest to reach 100. David has the answer: it depends! Measuring by time and in terms of INCH hikes yields two different lists. As a point of reference, the 100th INCH hike was on the 939th day of its existence (2.57 years), which is good for 5th place in the Measured by Time list.
Top Ten to 100, as measured by number of hikes:
|6.||Mike B||138th (72.5%)|
Top Ten to 100, as measured by time:
|1.||Paul||785 days (2.15 years)|
|2.||George||855 days (2.34 years)|
|3.||Ross||876 days (2.40 years)|
|3.||Sophie||876 days (2.40 years)|
|5.||Mike B||939 days (2.57 years)|
|6.||Peter||997 days (2.73 years)|
|7.||Karl||1051 days (2.88 years)|
|8.||Russ||1121 days (3.07 years)|
|9.||Sarah||1156 days (3.17 years)|
|10.||Diane||1177 days (3.22 years)|
George's 310th leaf
Patrick Be's 1st leaf
Sophie's 1st forest
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