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    I've been looking forward to updates & pics! I hope you're having fun!
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher & Snacktime View Post
    I've been looking forward to updates & pics! I hope you're having fun!
    Myself as well.

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    Join the club!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshStart View Post
    Congrats rain man!! Should be an awesome hike. We were looking into the JMT and ended up going for the 2019 thru of the AT!!!!
    Yes!

    I thrued (making that a verb) the AT last year, hit me up with any questions you have

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue indian View Post
    Join the club!
    I don’t know if I missed it, but what happened on your hike Blue Indian?

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    Default DONE! FINISHED! Summitted Whitney yesterday!

    Completed my SOBO thru-hike of the JMT yesterday at 5:00 p.m. at Whitney Portal after arising at 2:15 a.m. at Guitar Lake. WHEW, what a day!

    Will post pics and report later in the week after getting home. Right now am enjoying a sit-down breakfast in the Alabama Hills Cafe in Lone Pine, California! Hitting the road for San Diego in a little while, then flight home in the morning. Been gone over a month. Looking forward to "Home, Sweet Home."
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    Awesome brother

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    Congratulations, great job!

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    Nice job!!!!!!! Really cool. Can't wait to hear your stories.

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    Congratulations Rain Man! What's next?
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

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    Wonderful job, well done.
    You never know just what you can do until you realize you absolutely have to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    Completed my SOBO thru-hike of the JMT yesterday at 5:00 p.m. at Whitney Portal after arising at 2:15 a.m. at Guitar Lake. WHEW, what a day!

    Will post pics and report later in the week after getting home. Right now am enjoying a sit-down breakfast in the Alabama Hills Cafe in Lone Pine, California! Hitting the road for San Diego in a little while, then flight home in the morning. Been gone over a month. Looking forward to "Home, Sweet Home."
    Awesome stuff and nicely done!!

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    Congratulations Rain Main
    Looks like you had some awesome weather (at least for summiting Whitney).

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    Congrats! My sister and I were out the same time as you. She was out for 25 days. I was only out for 9. But she/we very well may have crossed paths with you!

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    Hearty congratulations to you, Rain Man! Great picture atop Mt. Whitney! How exciting - what a view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    Completed my SOBO thru-hike of the JMT yesterday at 5:00 p.m. at Whitney Portal after arising at 2:15 a.m. at Guitar Lake. WHEW, what a day!
    Congratulations. Yeah, that last day is humdinger ain't it? That down hill wreaks havoc on the knees. Now you can look forward to getting home, and catching up on all the Clemson stuff. The football team is looking good as usual and the QB controversy appears to finally be coming to an end.
    AT: 2007-2019 (45 sections)
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    For those in my neck of the woods who might be interested: the Tennessee Trails Association and REI also have asked me to give some more presentations about my 2018 John Muir Trail thru-hike. Here are the dates and details.

    1. (no need to register, just show up)
    Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Tennessee Trails Association, Nashville Chapter
    at REI Nashville/Brentwood
    267 Franklin Road
    Brentwood, TN 37027

    2. (register on REI's registration page, link below)
    Monday, March 18, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Knoxville REI
    6700 Papermill Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37919
    Please register at this link:
    https://www.rei.com/event/we-thru-hi...oxville/235054

    3. (register on REI's registration page, link below)
    Monday, March 25, 2019 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
    Chattanooga REI
    2507 Lifestyle Way
    Chattanooga, TN 37421
    https://www.rei.com/event/adventures...tanooga/235462


    Last year, two Nashville REI members won a "Golden Ticket" lottery permit to thru-hike the John Muir Trail in the California Sierra Nevada mountain range. From late August into September, Raymond Myers and Neal Caldwell (and a California friend) backpacked 250 miles from Happy Isles in Yosemite National Park to the summit of Mount Whitney. Over this 25-day trek, they commonly hiked above 10,000' elevation and ended with Mount Whitney's grand finale summit at 14,500' elevation, the tallest point in the Lower-48 United States. The trail was hard, the views were awesome! The weather was super, the people were wonderful! Come hear about their journey as they share photos of the JMT's famous landmarks including Yosemite, Half Dome, Devil's Post-pile, Evolution Creek, Red's Meadow, Muir Trail Ranch, the ten "passes" they climbed over, and beautiful lakes and tarns. Raymond and Neal are happy to discuss wildlife, scenery, the footpath, food, and logistics and to answer the questions you might have before getting ready to hike the John Muir Trail yourself!
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