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  • Ralph Alcorn
    Oct 4, 2008
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      Thanks for all the responses. We met Nomad while we were hiking the PCT in
      Oregon this year. We compared ages, and I'm a few months older. What I was
      thinking of when asking for thru hiker ages, is for people who completed the
      JMT in one season. I wasn't counting PCTers, because they don't usually do
      the leg down to Yosemite Valley. Even on my PCT record stats, I don't have
      anything for oldest completing in one season, though I know Nomad and
      Billygoat have done it when they were at least 71. Most of the older hikers
      like myself are section hikers,

      hmdsierra, your son is current youngest JMT thru hike record holder. If you
      want to give me a first name and initial, plus age, and year completed, I'll
      add that info to my JMT records. You can email me off list if you want:
      rbalcorn at gmail.com

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      > 1d. Re: Oldest thru hiker to complete the JMT?
      > Posted by: "hmdsierra" no_reply@yahoogroups.com hmdsierra
      > Date: Fri Oct 3, 2008 11:57 pm ((PDT))
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      > My Son and I hiked the entire trail from YV to Whitney Portal when he
      > was 10 years old. We were out 25 days, hiked 23 and had 2 layover
      > days, the first at Grouse Mdw and the second on the south side of
      > Forester Pass.
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      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "Ralph Alcorn" <rbalcorn@...> wrote:
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      > > Someone asked me this the other day and I realized I had no idea. Anyone
      > > have any suggestions for oldest man to thru hike it, oldest woman,
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      > > child, etc?
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      > > Ralph Alcorn
      > > http://www.backpack45.com/camino2.html
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      > 2a. Re: Thanks to Alllll. . .
      > Posted by: "hikelv" hikelv@... hikelv
      > Date: Fri Oct 3, 2008 6:50 pm ((PDT))
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      > Thanks for taking care of us Pat! Got some MTR souvenirs, mailed back
      > some of TP's extra weight and even got a camera charge that took us
      > through to Whitney.
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      > See you in '09
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      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "mstangrio96" <MStangGT68@...>
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      > > Thank you, Patt, for being such a wonderful, caring person to us
      > > hikers! The Trail is much more enjoyable with people like you. I
      > > look forward to stopping by again on my next adventure!
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      > > Kim "TP" Clark
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      > > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "patt" <sntrekker@> wrote:
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      > > > Thanks to all Backpackers who came by the Muir Trail
      > > Ranch. . .
      > > > For taking the time to visit, to refresh, to resupply or not, for
      > > > writting trail bits and pieces in the Hiker Note Book...And sending
      > > > along "Finishing the Trail Photos".....That'll be my Winter
      > > > entertainment/reading along about January. . . .Great Memories!!!
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      > > > May you-all have great Fall/Winter/Spring hikes.
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      > > > Looking forward to '09.....
      > > > PATT (@ MTR)
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      > 2b. Re: Thanks to Alllll. . .
      > Posted by: "sim ong" song95139@... song95139
      > Date: Fri Oct 3, 2008 8:42 pm ((PDT))
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      > When I arrived at MTR late June this year, 6/27 or 6/28, MTR was just
      > openning for the season. The backpackers bucket was still empty. Betsy,
      > the sweetest and friendly lady, greeted us with all the care and
      > understanding of all the needs for backpackers. The pop up canopy was set
      > up just hours before my arrival provided a confortable to sort out our food
      > and a brief rest.
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      > I want to thank MTR for the service they provide. Without their service,
      > my SOBO JMT hike would have been different and more difficult.
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      > Thanks
      > Sim
      > JMT'er of 2008
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      > --- On Tue, 9/30/08, patt <sntrekker@...> wrote:
      > From: patt <sntrekker@...>
      > Subject: [John Muir Trail] Thanks to Alllll. . .
      > To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 4:17 PM
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      > Thanks to all Backpackers who came by the Muir Trail Ranch. . .
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      > 3a. Re: Weight loss on the JMT
      > Posted by: "hikelv" hikelv@... hikelv
      > Date: Fri Oct 3, 2008 6:53 pm ((PDT))
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      > 17 days on the trail, but lost almost 14 pounds over the last 7 days
      > out of MTR. Weight loss that I cannot afford! Was good until MTR...
      > Didn't carry enough food for those last 7 days (not realizing how
      > little food can be crammed in a Bearikade Weekender) and was only
      > eating 2000 to 2500 calories a day. Went from 150 to 136 :p
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      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "George" <perrito_blanco@...> wrote:
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      > > For those of you who've thru hiked the JMT, how long was your hike and
      > > how much weight did you lose?
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      > 4a. MTR Hiker Bell ?
      > Posted by: "patt" sntrekker@... sntrekker
      > Date: Fri Oct 3, 2008 7:36 pm ((PDT))
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      > Hi All....
      > I'm looking for a photo of the "hiker bell+ sign" at the MTR
      > gate...any chance there is one out there????
      > It was a gift from my daughter... thought she'd like to see it in
      > use> > > . . .
      > Patt
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      > 4b. Re: MTR Hiker Bell ?
      > Posted by: "David Carbiener" davecarb@... dave_and_char
      > Date: Fri Oct 3, 2008 7:51 pm ((PDT))
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      > One of my hiking companions took this picture.
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: patt
      > To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 7:35 PM
      > Subject: [John Muir Trail] MTR Hiker Bell ?
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      > Hi All....
      > I'm looking for a photo of the "hiker bell+ sign" at the MTR
      > gate...any chance there is one out there????
      > It was a gift from my daughter... thought she'd like to see it in
      > use> > > . . .
      > Patt
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      > 4c. Re: MTR Hiker Bell ?
      > Posted by: "David Carbiener" davecarb@... dave_and_char
      > Date: Fri Oct 3, 2008 7:54 pm ((PDT))
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      > Let me try that again. Go to this link:
      > http://www.flickr.com/photos/8166414@N03/2910477309/
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: patt
      > To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 7:35 PM
      > Subject: [John Muir Trail] MTR Hiker Bell ?
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      > Hi All....
      > I'm looking for a photo of the "hiker bell+ sign" at the MTR
      > gate...any chance there is one out there????
      > It was a gift from my daughter... thought she'd like to see it in
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      > Patt
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      > 5. MTR Hiker bell
      > Posted by: "patt" sntrekker@... sntrekker
      > Date: Fri Oct 3, 2008 8:50 pm ((PDT))
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      > Yo...Thanks a lot for the photo....I knew I would get a helpful
      > response from this Group....You-all are cool.....Patt
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      Ralph Alcorn
      http://www.backpack45.com/camino2.html
      http://timecheck00.blogspot.com
      Shepherd Canyon books, Publisher of
      We're in the Mountains, Not Over the Hill: Tales and Tips from Seasoned
      Women Backpackers
      and
      Camino Chronicle: Walking to Santiago


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