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JPFred - John Muir Trail Journal - 2011

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Fred "JPF" Conley
City: San Jose
State: Calif
Country: USA
Begins: Jul 10, 2011
Direction: Southbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Jul 16th, 2011
Trip Distance: 51.2

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 807
Journal Visits: 3,254
Guestbook Views: 1,135
Guestbook Entrys: 3

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Looking forward to trying again next year when the conditions might be a little less treacherous. A few things that I want to say in retrospect about this year’s hike. When I originally decided to do the JMT I had planned on doing it solo but with the conditions being as bad as they were this winter I jumped at the opportunity to join up with someone else. The opportunity popped up so quickly that I didn’t really have time to get to know the person I would be hiking with. I answered a posting on the John Muir Trail group site on Yahoo saying they had a permit for 3 leaving from Tuolumne Meadows on July 12th and that one person had dropped out. The problem with all this is that I was then committed to hiking to a schedule with someone I didn’t know. I had expressed a concern about how aggressive the pace was early on in the itinerary before we had a chance to acclimate to the attitude. I was right to be concerned.

Next year:

· I need to have control of the schedule

· If I hike with someone else we need to have at least 1 overnight training hike

· I need to go lighter still. My total packed weight was 42 lbs. (Goal for next year is 37 lbs.)

· Make sure I know how to use the Spot Connect device better. Not all my posts were received not sure if it was user error or not.

· I need to spend more time conditioning

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