Finally. I was able to drag the tire up Tamarack off El Camino Real and not die from it. I’ve been putting off going up that hill for fear of being injured while doing it. But, it looks like I’m strong enough to hang with it now.
Getting up the hill is a beast, as the incline is 16%. That’s steeper than anything I’ll experience in Yellowstone, though not by much. And, I was able to keep an average speed of 2.6 mph! That’s huge because now doing maximum output, I’m still able to keep a reasonable walking speed. If I can keep even a portion of that speed over a 10-12 hour towing day, I will be able to pick up some serious miles.