[pct-l] JMT record??
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.
> 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!
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