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Mickey, I agree with most of your posts about the trip. It may well 'pave the path' to more 'stunt-like' adventures in the future by teams sponsered by the likes of the North Face, GoLite,etc. Causing more damage to the fragile systems than they can bear in pressure from human visitation.

Someplaces on Earth are better left unexplored for the human imagination to dream about.

Hiking across such barren and desolate terrain as is described by the Trio, is'nt my idea of a 'great adventure' in backpacking.

Ryan exspouses his own beliefs regarding gear and it's construction. His company wants to be The next GoLite, so they were all putting their gear where their mouths were so to speak. For that you HAVE to give them credit. To take prototype gear into wilderness that tough deserves respect from anyone who calls themselves an outdoorsman.

Ryan's agenda was to give his company as much media attention as possible, while taking this trip as a tax writeoff with two buddies. Got to give him credit again for finding a way to undertake such an expedition paid for by US taxpayers!

Lastly, if you've ever spent much time far away from resupply, you've certainly developed craings for favorite foods. Thus their choice of what to eat was what could they keep down, and still want the next day. Oatmeal? I think not! Yes, olive oil, and nut butters are NATURAL food for the poster who cluelessly posted about them not eating healthy.

Mikey, I could see you setting up a follow up trip to document the damage left behind by the Trio. Maybe a photo essay on all the fire scars, broken tracts of willows, and such?

Yeah, Ryan bragged about it, but he was just setting the stage as they call it in advertising to get the major media to bite, and NPR did, abliet, they're not my idea of the end all in Major media.


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