[pct-l] The JMT ''a love affair''

Reinhold Metzger reinholdmetzger at cox.net
Wed Sep 13 00:03:38 CDT 2006

I agree with you 100%.
If you ever have the opportunity to hike the Sierra over and over again you
should hike more than one trail.
You should explore and venture and see as much as possible.
You seem to be under the impression that I only hike the JMT over and over.
In the last 25-30 yrs I have hiked all over the Sierra, every known trail in
the Grand Canyon,  the Rockies and Waimea Canyon (the Grand Canyon of the
Pacific) on Kaua'i, with lots of flower smelling along the way.
Only the JMT brings out the beast in me.
You remind me of the turtle criticizing the rabbit for going to fast and not
enjoying his journey.
You ought to try going 45-50 miles a day someday, it is much more panoramic,
you get to see 4-5 times as much scenery in a given day, and the challenge
is very satisfying.

JMT Reinhold
Your flower smelling trail companion

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Subject: Re: [pct-l] The JMT ''a love affair''

In a message dated 9/12/2006 12:08:59 PM Eastern Standard Time,
reinholdmetzger at cox.net writes:
It started as a challenge in the summer of 1996.
The challenge became a puppy love; the puppy love turned into true love and
every summer since she has been calling me.

Not for nothing but you always seem to get through the same trail as fast as
possible.  Okay, once or twice, but since it's not likely you'll beat your
personal best why not try to savior it?

Personally, if I had the opportunity to hike the Sierras over and over, I'd
try a few more trails.

I know, HYOH.


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