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    Default Cimarron the 88 year old hiker

    Cimarron, the 88 year old hiker, is out there again this 2011 year attempting the old age record. He did a two year section hike at ages 83-84 but wants a one year Thru-hike. He is currently at Unicoi Gap having come home for a wedding (not his!). I am keeping most of his journal when he calls me. His hiking partner Catching Dreams also has a good site. Search either trail name on Trail Journals.com.

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    Is this the same Cimarron mentioned in the book "AWOL on the Appalachian Trail"?

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    The age and name would be right. Safe bet it is the same fellow.
    It's a long story.....

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    Hey Bear Bag! Nice to see you posting and to know that Cimarron is out there again. We still think about you guys all the time. Feel proud and privileged to have met you both in 2007. Will you be hiking with him at all this time around?
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    Cimarron is doing great and is spending the night at the NOC hiker hostel. Turf old bird shame alot of us
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    Absolutely Awesome!
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    Very cool, Bear Bag 2000.

    There used to be an elderly hiker who went by the name of Old Timer Freddie. He was in his eighties back in the mid-nineties, could still click off 20 mile days in Virginia.

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    Met a 70 year old thru hiker today(his first one was in 2007), Loner Boner. Cool guy. He was in Daleville today resupplying and I saw him walking and gave him a ride to his hotel. Very nice gentleman.

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    Talked to Cimmaron at the Fontana Hilton then saw him a breakfast at the lodge.

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    Saw an 80 yr old in PA not far from 501 shelter. He was going shelter to shelter.







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    I had the pleasure of meeting The Pink Panthers just south of Fontana Dam this past week. They thru-hiked in '94. She just turned 81 and I believe he said he was 84. They are a lovely couple and very friendly. She asked to attempt a thru-hike as her 80th birthday wish last year, but they had to get off at Stecoah Gap due to a torn meniscus, so they're out again this year.
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    I hope when I am 84 I don't tear my meniscus just getting out of my hover-round. What
    an amazing couple! Truly an inspiration, for anyone to meet them and everyone to hear
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    Has anyone heard any updates on Cimarron? The last trail journal entry was from a week ago; Bear Bag ususally posts more often than that, as they speak on the phone every few days.

    Just hoping he has not run into problems.
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    he was in damascus this time last week

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    On 8/2 I ran into him hiking up Mt Cube in NH. He was in good spirits and moving along.

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    Cimarron on Mt CubeIMG_6209.jpg

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    Mrs Gorp and Stumpy report he is well into the Whites and doing fine....as long as he is eating enough !!!
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    I ran into him leaving Lonesome Lake hut, seemed like he was struggling a bit with the rocks in the rain but he was doing it. I've got a lot of respect for that guy.

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    I did an overnighter in May near the Roan highlands and we came upon him at a shelter. There was nobody else there and I think we gave him quite a scare because he didn't see us coming and near jumped out of his socks when we said hello.

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    Cimmaron was staying at the Jenny Knob shelter South of Pearisburg, VA on the night I was there in mid-June. It was quite a steep and rocky hike to get to the water source, but he did it himself with no problems. At that time, he said that he was planning to flip up to New England and get to Katahdin in late Summer. Sounds like he is on schedule.
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