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#40830 - 08/31/07 12:14 PM JMT Speed Record
Chris Scott Offline
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Registered: 08/31/07
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Having just ten days prior completed the JMT as reconnaissance, last Friday at 4:00 AM, Sue Johnston left Whitney Portal to attempt a new speed record. At midnight on Monday, at 3D20H, she, along with pacer Deborah Askew, found the finish at Happy Isle, eclipsing Kevin Sawchuk's previous record by an hour and five minutes. Learning from her predecessor record holders, Sue's deliberate use of regular sleep and planned crew support complemented her own stamina and drive to permit a strong finish seemingly unhampered by over-fatigue and exhaustion. Visit her blog at runsuerun.blogspot.com for initial comments and subsequent lengthier report. (Her Summit to Isle time was 3D15H32M.)

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#40831 - 08/31/07 12:31 PM Re: JMT Speed Record [Re: Chris Scott]
Candace Offline
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Registered: 05/13/03
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Incredible accomplishment! Thanks for posting this news.

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#40836 - 08/31/07 01:46 PM Re: JMT Speed Record [Re: Candace]
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anyone have any word on how Reinhold did on his unsupported trek last week?
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#40838 - 08/31/07 02:00 PM Re: JMT Speed Record [Re: tomcat_rc]
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That's amazing! What an awesome woman!

Wait a minute... did you all look at her profile? Check out her "job". Am I supposed to be watching my back here??? grin confused

http://www.blogger.com/profile/13925226086216692972

-L cool


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#40839 - 08/31/07 02:09 PM Re: JMT Speed Record [Re: MooseTracks]
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probably not too many job opportunities for a SoCal moose wrangler it there
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#40840 - 08/31/07 02:10 PM Re: JMT Speed Record [Re: MooseTracks]
AlanK Offline
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Registered: 07/02/03
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First Tina showed up as a "Snail Salter." Now we have a "Moose Wrangler." This Board obviously supports both hunted and hunter. If I had an animal nickname, I'd be watching out!

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#40844 - 08/31/07 03:11 PM Re: JMT Speed Record [Re: tomcat_rc]
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Originally Posted By: tomcat_rc
anyone have any word on how Reinhold did on his unsupported trek last week?


Was he going for it again? Last I heard he was still resting his shoulder, and would be going more leisurely.

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#40847 - 08/31/07 03:34 PM Re: JMT Speed Record [Re: AsABat]
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saw him Friday at the hut acclimating - he was leaving out Sunday 12:00am and wanted to beat his personal best time(although still he was estimating a bit over 5 days)
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#40869 - 08/31/07 11:06 PM Re: JMT Speed Record [Re: Chris Scott]
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Registered: 07/03/03
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Wow! I see that she now lives in Ventura County. I did not get any hits on the VC Star web site.

Coincidentally, I was on parts of the John Muir Trail last weekend. We hiked up from the Valley to Glacier Point (Panorama Trail & Four-Mile Trail) and from Tuolumne Meadows to Cathedral Lakes. We ran into a few backpackers headed for Mount Whitney (and I told them about the message board) and a few people riding horses, but no runners.
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#40947 - 09/03/07 04:34 PM Re: JMT Speed Record [Re: VersatileFred]
Scott M. Offline
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Registered: 12/28/02
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Loc: Bishop/Aspendell, CA
Hey Chris,
Congrats to Sue. Deb swore me to secrecy on the attempt and I complied. I know you played a big part, too.
Scott

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