[pct-l] JMT record??

David dajada at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 14:55:05 CDT 2006

We also had a "run-in" with Reinhold.  Near the end of July 2004 we
had finished our JMT hike & were on the trail down to Whitney Portal,
(steep) when this guy comes flying up the hill.  We stopped & chatted
a bit - He wasn't the least bit out of breath!  He said he was
attempting a speed record of the JMT.  We couldn't decide if he was a
little insane or for real.  After all, he only had a fanny pack, but
he seemed really fit, knew is stuff and was a pleasant guy!  I was
pleasantly surpised when Reinhold joined the group and I found out he
is for real, (and a little insane ;-)


On 9/28/06, alec <amr10009 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> thanks, deems.  your pictures bring back memories.
>   last summer my gf and i attempted to break the record
>   for the LONGEST completion of the JMT. :)
>   i don't think we quite accomplished our goal, but the 27
>   days we spent on the trail were heavenly.
>   but, looking at your picture of reinhold, i'm reminded of a night
>   near the end of our journey at crabtree meadows.  as we were making
>   camp, feeling like the wilderness pros we thought we were, a smallish man
>   wearing plaid shorts and a fanny pack came trotting by.  we exchanged
>   pleasantries and inquired where he was heading.  "yosemite," he said as he
>   shuffled by.
>   both cara and i thought that this man was out of his mind (which he may claim
>   to be :)  )  220 miles with a fanny pack?!  surely he was some insane daypacker
>   with a death wish, right.
>   wrong.
>   we had just crossed paths with the famous JMT reinhold.  little did we know
>   that this man could spend days teaching us about the intricacies and the ups
>   and downs of this trail.
>   the moral of this story is do not rush to judgement about others.  more often
>   than not, we are wrong.
>   it was an honor to meet you reinhold!
>   -alec

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