On July 1st, Ras Vaughan from Ultrapedestrian.com and Seth Wolpin from HAL will attempt the Harvey Manning Peak Challenge outside Seattle. Their goal is to tag 18 peaks in one go, linking them together by following maintained hiking trails and also by scrambling and bush whacks along rarely visited ridges.  The peaks are spread out in the  ‘Alpine Lakes Wilderness’ which have been preserved thanks to the efforts of Harvey Manning who died in 2006. Ras and Seth’s style will be ‘team unsupported’ and a hopeful goal will be to finish under 60 hours. The route is approximately 91.4 miles: 36,867 gain and 32,460ft loss (69,327 total change). The challenge was designed by George Orozco. To date, no one has completed the challenge, not even George.

The map on this page is fed by a sat tracker that Seth will be carrying; it is usually set to send out location information every 10-30 minute, sometimes longer if conserving batteries. Text updates may occasionally be posted to the map and to HAL’s facebook  page. Send good thoughts!.

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  1. Seth and fellow trekkers! Be safe out there, have fun! The girls say heyyyyyyy! Miss you buddy! Read this and thought you’d get a chuckle! Enjoy! 😘
    How to Cross a River
    One day three men were hiking along and came upon a wide, raging river. They needed to get to the other side, but it looked impossible to ford, and they had no idea of how to do it.

    The first man prayed: “Please God, give me the strength to cross this river.”

    Poof! God gave him big strong arms and legs and he was able to swim across the river—though it took him two hours to do it.

    Seeing this, the second man prayed: “Please God, give me the strength and ability to cross this river.”

    Poof! God gave him a rowboat and he was able to row across the river—though it took him three hours to do it.

    The third man had observed how this had worked out for his two hiking buddies, so he also prayed, saying, “Please God, give me the strength, ability and intelligence to cross this river.”

    Poof! God turned him into a woman. She looked at the trail map, and in a minute walked across the bridge

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