Batan Death March
For those of you who don’t know…never go hiking with Pete. He’s one of the guys who’s on my Mudder team and he’s always in the mood to go on a hike that is well beyond the ability level of others in the pack. Unfortunately he’s also the only one who knows where any of the good trails are so for some reason we keep following him into situations we have no business being in.
Last weekend we went to Pinnacles National Monument. It was a really nice hike, for the first three hours. Hours four through six sucked. Hours seven through eight made me start reevaluating my life choices. That’s right all, an eight hour hike…over 11 miles…over 2,000 feet of elevation change. So basically, other than the mud and the women in revealing outfits, we just did the Mudder course.
It was supposed to be a much shorter hike, but Pete (who told us he was familiar with the trail) led us down a path that doubled the hike and brought us all the way down the mountain so we could climb back up it. My GPS ran out of juice only half way through the hike. The whole course is below.
Don’t hike this trail!
It was brutal, we weren’t prepared…ran out of water…blah blah blah. Just consider yourself warned, no hiking with Pete.