Looking at Morro Bay from Cerro Alto

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Old Hiking Guy

Old Guy
on the mountain
Marvin on the left age 87 yrs.
Almost daily I hear comments about my advanced age ( 75 yrs ) for a serious hiker . I know that these remarks are well intended as many middle age guys tell me that I am an inspiration to them and hope that they too will be as active as I am when  the reach my age . Well I now do appreciate my health and am well aware that I am blessed with old guy strength . But now I too have found inspiration in another old guy , his name is Marvin and I met him last week on Cerro Alto .
He hiked all the way to the top . Marvin is 87 years old !!
Marvin still backpacks the Sierras and this week he is backpacking Yosemite .
His pack for 4 days weighs 28 lbs. Next month he will pack into the beautiful Chocolate Lake area . The trail head for this lake is 10,000 ft. and the lakes are at 11000 ft.  That's good stuff !!

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