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  1. Ken M
    Ken M August 25, 2015 at 5:16 am

    My wife and I are starting on the JMT on August 30 from Sunrise Lakes TH, with a brief two day detour to climb the Southeast Buttress of Cathedral Peak, guided by rock climbing nephew. Not bad for a 62 year old man! We arrive Red’s Meadow the day you depart, and have a cabin for a true zero day. MTR re-supply is September 12 and Mt Whitney planned for September 22.

    Let’s hope the Rough Fire runs it’s course and the current smoke situation and trail closure changes.

    Have a great hike.

  2. Ryan Rankin
    Ryan Rankin August 25, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Right on Ray – have fun!

  3. Jo Jo
    Jo Jo August 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Good luck. Assuming the Rough Fire does not smoke us out, I should be a few days behind you (leaving TM 9/7).

    Walk on,
    Jo Jo

  4. Mike Smith
    Mike Smith August 25, 2015 at 9:02 am

    See you at MTR. My wife (Pat) and I get in (NOBO this yr) on 09/10, with zero day 09/11. We then continue north to Mono Creek drainage, and exit over Mono Pass and Mosquito Flat TH (Rock Creek Canyon). Look for us, and we’ll fill you in on smoke and water south of MTR. We’ve added 3M N95 Particulate Respirator masks to our kit this year (0.5 oz apiece). Be safe; enjoy.

  5. Lee
    Lee August 25, 2015 at 9:22 am

    My wife and I will watch for you on the trail, leaving from HI on the 1st; Happy Trails!

  6. Richard
    Richard August 25, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Set to start sept 10 nobo from Devils to Hi on 13…back to Devils head sobo sept 14…Mtr sept 17…Whitney sept 23…hope the smoke clears as I’m going to have to push 16-18 mpd….fly home from Reno on 24…any pointers with smoke other than try to avoid, use wet buff over face? Someone recommended afrin…

  7. Mike Boisvert
    Mike Boisvert August 26, 2015 at 1:53 am

    Bon Voyage, Ray!

    Mike Boisvert

  8. Richard
    Richard August 29, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Ray
    I saw you posted on yahoo jmt group. Please keep us posted if possible as I start on sept 10…hoping for improvements as don’t think my airline tickets are refundable…good luck and have fun!!

  9. Tom
    Tom August 30, 2015 at 6:15 am

    I am also heading NOBO leaving Whitney Portal 9/6. A mask is a great idea. I am optimistic that the fire will be contained soon. See you all on the trail. Great posts Ray! I enjoy reading them and have learned a lot from you.

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