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Topic: 85 mile hike without sleep, Pictured Rocks NL, We yo-yoed the trail in under 36 hours< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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8 of us set out to hike from Munising to Grand Marais and back to Munising on the Lakeshore Trail at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan WITHOUT SLEEP.  6 dropped out at the 1/2 point or sooner but 2 of us made it.  The video is the top one at my website Roy Kranz's adventure website  Let me know what you think or if you have any questions!

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Looked like a 36-hour snubbing of some of the greatest scenery in the Midwest.

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I hopw you guys weren't some of the people who were standing super close to the cliffs while we were going by on the cruise boat. There was some guy standing on the edge of the cliff about 200 ft up. A good gust of wind or some loose rock  and splat.
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Come on Travis, "snubbing"?  We stopped to take a few photos.  We enjoyed the views (when it wasn't in the middle of the night).  The "beauty" of this trip was setting a difficult goal and achieving it.  Most of the time we were there it was cold, windy, and/or raining.  There were not a lot of people just standing around soaking in the views.  

QCHiker:  Nope, wasn't us.  The seas were so rough when we were there, the cruise boat was not running.  We did not get close to the edge (other than when the trail itself went right along the cliffs).


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I've hiked it a number of times +sections,times, and enjoyed the sites. My question is, why?, so fast? SO WHAT!
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Why climb a mountain that has never been climbed?  Why be the first to go to the South Pole?  Why run a marathon or a 100 mile ultra marathon?  It is a way to push your limits and see what you are made of.  It is something to motivate you to get in and stay in shape.  It is a way to experience hardship with good friends and succeed.  It is a challenge that I'm told has never been done before.  Seems like there are a lot of good reasons to do this.  Dean Karnazes said there is "magic in the misery."  I'm surprised by such a negative response by people from this site.  Perhaps you shouldn't knock it before you try it.

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Why climb a mountain that has never been climbed?  Why be the first to go to the South Pole?  Why run a marathon or a 100 mile ultra marathon?  It is a way to push your limits and see what you are made of.  It is something to motivate you to get in and stay in shape.  It is a way to experience hardship with good friends and succeed.  It is a challenge that I'm told has never been done before.  Seems like there are a lot of good reasons to do this.  Dean Karnazes said there is "magic in the misery."  I'm surprised by such a negative response by people from this site.  Perhaps you shouldn't knock it before you try it.

I hear you, when I first looked at the video I thought of why not run this. But not before I hiked and or kayaked the shore line which I havn't had a chance to do yet. Would be shame to turn it into a racing trail with hundreds of runners hitting it in one weekend.
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I think you're running into resistance because this is a backpacking forum.  Not an ultra "pick your activity here" forum.  Most people think of Pictured Rocks and think about how they love taking in the scenery or relaxing on the beach.  They don't think of it as a challenge that can be conquered in as quick a time as possible, nor do most people here want to do that.  If that's your thing that's fine, but don't expect everyone else to agree that you chose the perfect place to try and set some speed record.
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Nice accomplishment Roy, but most of us on here are into shouldering our rucksacks and soaking up the bush for as long as we can get away with it. --Michael



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Makes sense.  I see the value in the kind of trip you describe.  I used to be able to take those kind of trips too.  Now with little kids, wife, demanding job, the time away from home is limited and we try to pack as much as we can into the little bit of time that we have.

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Cool trip,

I totally understand pushing yourself to do "crazy" stuff just to do it. If I have the choice to push myself on a city road or a State Park I will choose the outdoors every time.


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Roy, I love/hate ultras too. Ran the inaugural 100k (62 mi) trail run between Gaylord and Mackinac City last October. Got my fill of the magic of misery for a while on that one.

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Congrats on your feat of endurance.

But frankly, it sounds awful.


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Sounds awesome, since I didn't have to do it!
I get it though. Last year I did overnighters locally on a weekly basis. This year I've done mostly "dayhikes" where I packed for an overnighter, but hiked straight through.
'Course those were more like 18-20 miles max, not 85. I'd have been hanging with the other 6 at the halfway point if I made it that far without, you know...dying.

I was going to do the Trans-Zion as an overnighter when I took my dad to NV/UT this spring, but sprained my ankle days before leaving. I'd really only do that somewhere like Zion, where I'd already seen everything along the way. In unfamiliar territory, I've got to have lots of pics!
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I'm looking for the Nuprin just having read about it. :D

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