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    Default Sheep Shape 2015

    Am I the only one that trains on their own for Sheep Season? Who would like to start a weekly hike in the Fairbanks area? We already do the training but I think it would be more enjoyable with like minded folks. We could discuss hunting and tell hunting stories while we hike. I think the best times to meet are weekday evenings to keep the weekends free. Anyone interested?
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    I would be.
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    Would love too, but I live in Wasilla. Anybody down here interested?
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    Id be down to hike for sure, gonna try to hit summit area and go around those peaks.
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    I'd be interested


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    Let's start next week. Meet up on Tuesday or Wednesday around 6pm and hike for a couple hours. I suggest Birch Hill for this first one and branch out to new locations after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Grayling View Post
    Would love too, but I live in Wasilla. Anybody down here interested?
    Anchorage area but willing to drive if that works best

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    im in Anchorage too, but id tag along if you guys need someone to bring up the rear
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    I'm in antime

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    Anyone want to hit eagle river on say Monday?

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    I could do Eagle River after work. I get off at 4 from JBER. Just let me know.
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    I'm just glad i'm not the only one training, I started the day i received notice of drawing a tag...Just glad it has been a good summer and have moved out of gym to train...Hill climb, hill climb, hill climb

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    On Wed at 7 pm I'll be at the non-military side parking lot of Birch hill; where the x-country ski stadium is. I figure we could walk to the top and use the downhill ski face for a couple hours. Hope to see some of you there

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    So what "parameters" do you have set where you feel like you are "ready"? What is the target? 10 miles per day with pack, and not be beat? 5 miles? "Steep" vs. "flat"? Ive been trying to go as often as i can after work, and on weekends. (hard to do with a toddler) i 'feel ready', but how do i know?
    its better to be silent and thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlak2fl View Post
    So what "parameters" do you have set where you feel like you are "ready"? What is the target? 10 miles per day with pack, and not be beat? 5 miles? "Steep" vs. "flat"? Ive been trying to go as often as i can after work, and on weekends. (hard to do with a toddler) i 'feel ready', but how do i know?
    What I do is just put on miles so my body gets used to walking with a pack. Sometimes all I can do is flat routes but I try to do a lot of hills and terrain similar to where I hunt. It's not so much putting distance as a goal as it is getting my body ready to hunt whatever location I am going to hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Sapper View Post
    On Wed at 7 pm I'll be at the non-military side parking lot of Birch hill; where the x-country ski stadium is. I figure we could walk to the top and use the downhill ski face for a couple hours. Hope to see some of you there
    I will meet you there Wed. evening, but haven't started to get in sheep shape so will be packing light.

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    I just did "lazy Mtn" on Saturday with my pack and about died. I don't know what sick person named that hill but there aint nothing lazy about it.

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    I guess this thread must be Sheep Shape "2015" as there was already a Sheep Shape 2014 with about 70 contributing posts.... http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ht=Sheep+Shape
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    Had fun, was great to see you guys. Zach and I had a good time and Jr knows he has some work to do.

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    Wished I could have made it on the hike. Work is really cutting into my preparation for sheep season!!


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