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Re: [John Muir Trail] Of current event interest - CEO of Whole Foods is a long distance thru hiker

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  • Rich Ehli
    My error. I read it again. It is not an obituary (although it could one day serve the same purpose). It is a remembrance of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and Paw
    Message 1 of 6 , Aug 21, 2009
      My error. I read it again. It is not an obituary (although it could one
      day serve the same purpose). It is a remembrance of the Attack on Pearl
      Harbor and Paw Paw's involvement.

      Rich Ehli wrote:
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      > Well, you may not think so but "Paw Paw" ranks as a celebrity in my
      > eyes. I met him on the AT in Virginia in 2001. He was just doing a
      > section hike at the time. A wiry and animated little man. In short, a
      > character. He claimed to be the oldest person to have thru hiked the AT.
      > Said he waited until Earl Schafer, the first person generally credited
      > with having thru hiked the AT 1948, completed his last AT thru hike in
      > 1998 at age 79. He then thru hiked the AT in 1999 at 82. Said his feat
      > was recognized on the NBC Evening News. He may still hold the record. He
      > died in 2008 at age 91. Below is a link to his obituary.
      >
      > http://tiny.cc/PSIcS <http://tiny.cc/PSIcS>
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      > Roleigh Martin wrote:
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      > > Anybody else have thru-hiking celebrity stories to talk about?
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