8 Comments

  1. Linda
    Linda June 25, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks for the story, Ray. Being a balloonist or balloonatic myself, I followed Steve Fossett’s adventures. While I knew that he had died in a crash, I had no idea that one day I would walk so close to the spot. I wish that I had heard this story before I did the JMT.

  2. David R Elias
    David R Elias June 26, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    I’ll pay my Respects as I hike by in late Sept.

  3. Curtis Kinchen
    Curtis Kinchen June 26, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Thanks Ray. As a pilot I often have become interested in, somewhat unfortunately, airplane crash history near the places I hike. If you haven’t read them, take a look at Peter Stekel’s books on crashes in the Sierra’s. Both deal with crash sites near the JMT.

  4. Sarah Harrison
    Sarah Harrison June 27, 2018 at 3:38 am

    Thanks for the story! Heading SOBO July 7

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