1. Matt
    Matt August 19, 2014 at 1:56 pm


    You are an inspiration. You have brought the JMT to many folks who wouldn’t have given it a try without your encouragement. You’ve done yourself proud.

  2. John Schuster
    John Schuster August 22, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    I just posted the following to Reddit. Your philosophy toward hiking is very much in tune with mine. Next year I’ll turn 66 and will retire. I plan on taking 33-34 days to hike the JMT in September.

    Why is it that so many people want to cover as many miles a day as possible while hiking the JMT? The JMT is widely considered to be on of the most beautiful trails in the world. I plan on doing seven or eight miles per day. This will allow me plenty of time to to observe the wonders of the High Sierra, take photos, write in my journal and star gaze. Sure, it will probably take me 33 days at that pace, but what’s the rush? This is a trip of a lifetime, #1 on my “bucket list”.

  3. Debra
    Debra August 27, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Great top ten list, Ray! All great lessons. I especially second the zero day at MTR. What a great experience we had there last week. Just love the place, and felt so renewed and ready for the next section of trail after our stay there.

  4. Ian Clipstone
    Ian Clipstone December 5, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Excellent words of advice, Ray, from my one experience on the trail this summer I really wish i had taken something to read. I discarded my book as extra weight and wish I hadn’t. Glen Pass?? No different to the others really!

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