Not my video, from user guided_by_veggies on the Pennsylvania subreddit. Frustratingly I only learned about this hike after I moved out of Pennsylvania, but ONE DAY... PAians, you don't know what you have there.
This person is very immature. I certainly didn't laugh at all as I was reading this, nor am I still laughing right now. If you also want to see and disapprove of the terrible, terrible people in this world, read here about Dick Run Claire. (Also: turns out Strava art is a thing, and she is merely its most nefarious practitioner.)
Taken on the Western States Trail (or whatever this trail is, you know, it's the one in Auburn, near the Confluence, at the top of Training Hill on the way to Cool.) This was during a nice break in the (much needed) January rains that have been soaking Norcal. (Here is more of the Central Valley and Sierra foothills in all four seasons.)
Top is January, middle is April, bottom is October.
Outside Magazine summary here, PLOSOne study here. I strongly suspect that poor sleep at altitude is a (the?) major contributor to this, but in a multi-day climb like Kilimanjaro, I see no solution - wearing an O2 mask when you go to bed in your tent? Yeah, that sounds like the solution to restful sleep!
Solvitur ambulando! Note the thick brow-ridge, the idiotic grin, and the death-grip on the beverage. You can email this handsome devil at email@example.com.
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