Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:53 AM
I'd like to hike it in a day, later in the summer when the snow is gone. I've hiked it twice, once with Mr. Baldwin, and we took a ton of gear and it was three days of slogging though the snow, post-holing most of the way—amazing workout! Apparently (this is a bit of a gamble) you can usually get multi-day permits the day-of at the ranger station on non-holiday weekends because of no-shows and cancelations. I'd be up for either, but hiking it lightweight in a day is appealing as it would be new and different. I know Tom has done both. It's about a 22-mile round-trip with over 6K in elevation change. It's a beautiful hike the whole way.
Tom and I have also been talking about Kilimanjaro, but we've never gotten it together—anyone else interested?