Throughout the hiking season we'll throw in a few crazy events. The 24 hour Defiance is one of those. The concept is easy enough: hike from the Starvation Creek trail head to the top of Defiance and back down again as many times as you can in a 24 hour period. The execution is not easy. Last year was the first year for this annual (?) event. Mayhem as predicted was the standout with three summits. Tamiko, Aron and I did two loops with the rest doing one. Mayhem is on the record thinking he can do four summits which is somewhat hard to conceptualize. That would be 48 miles with 20,000 feet of EG.
We will not hike as a group. Each member will self manage by starting when they want to, pack as they see fit and decide how many loops to attempt. That is not to say that we shouldn't partner up, quite the opposite, but this event will not be led the way our events are typically led. Prior to the date we'll exchange phone numbers etc. to make sure no one gets left on top of the mountain at the end.