10 Comments

  1. Steven M. Piccinati
    Steven M. Piccinati July 11, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Thanks Ray for sharing such a great story!!!
    Happy Trails!

  2. Haleyur Arun
    Haleyur Arun July 11, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Great story
    Inspiring

  3. David Keck
    David Keck July 11, 2017 at 9:02 am

    This is great Ray! I would love to hear more background stories of the of the namesakes along the trail! Good hiking!

  4. Eric Tuma
    Eric Tuma July 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE the history involving the Sierras! Just finished a book you recommended “The Last Season” by Eric Blehm. Great stuff! I might recommend books on Norman Clyde. Another “Muir” type that became a Legendary mountaineer of the Sierra Nevada around the same time and also worked with people like Muir finding routes through the Sierras.Rumor has it that he would even carry a small anvil in his pack to repair his boots while on the trail.
    Please keep the history lessons coming! Thanks for all you do Ray!

  5. Eric Tuma
    Eric Tuma July 11, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    On another note, what have you heard about trail conditions this year with the 200+% snow fall. I heard Florence Lake is being drained for dam repair which may affect JMTR food re- supply as well as a short season for JMTR.

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