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Question #91995 posted on 02/04/2019 6:10 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

So tomorrow I have class at 1:30 but I also wanted to run up to the top of Squaw peak before that, so my question is. Who knows how hard it will be to, one, make it to the top (I'm a decent climber but just haven't done squaw) and, two, How long it will take. Thank you.

-Epic Gamer Sans

A:

Dear person,

So, this won't get answered in time. Sorry about that. Also, I can't give you a specific answer because I have no idea what your fitness level is. However, hopefully this information about the hike will help you figure it out. Be careful about running up there during winter, especially if you don't have a lot of experience with running around on mountains during the winter.

-Sheebs, who once fell down at least one switchback on a snowy mountain and is paranoid about these things, so stay safe

A:

Dear Gamer, 

Once upon a time I made it to the top and back in about 1.75 hours (running). But, there was no snow or ice up there, and it wasn't cold, and I was in pretty good physical condition. It's not a hard hike if you're a hiker... (I mean, it's all relative) but it gets a little bit steeper up towards the top. Given you're a decent climber, I would say it won't be very hard for you to make it to the top. Depending on the weather conditions and the state of the trail, I would save out about 2 hours if you plan on running, and maybe about 3 hours if you're going to hike normal pace. 

Cheers,

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