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Who is this 83 year old lady on the JMT?
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Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Who is this 83 year old lady on the JMT? on 11/01/2009 15:25:50 MST Print View

On July 19, we met Adam (forget his last name) and his grandma, who is 83 years old. She has thru-hiked the JMT 7 times, she was not able to thru-hike it this year due to foot injuries. I think her first name is Rose but may be wrong. She had done the PCT, thru-hiked 2 or 3 times. Supposedly she is quite famous on the trail. Does anyone know her and how old she was on her last thru-hike of the JMT -- she may have beaten Dale's record of age 75 (Dale
Easton (age 75), completed the trail SoBo this year in 21 days (July 19 to August 10)). She had planned to hike the JMT with her grandson, Adam, but in the last month injured her foot. Funny story, Adam accidentally hiked off onto the JMT with the car keys that his grandma was supposed to drive back and she caught up to her grandson with an injured foot and here she is about 4 hours into the JMT without showing a sweat broken -- notice how much sweat, Adam has.

Thanks for any of your help.Adam and his 83 year old Grandmother on the JMT

Here is a picture of Dale Easton, age 75, who thru-hiked the JMT this year (we saw them on 4 different occasions throughout our JMT hike). The taller person, is Alfred Patrick, age 71 (then) now age 72. He thru-hiked the JMT with Dale. Dale's name and accomplishment officially makes him the oldest recorded JMT thru-hiker and reportedly, the JMT record holding web page is being updated about this.

Al Patrick and Dale Easton, age 75, on Mt. Whitney summit

Edited by marti124 on 11/01/2009 15:31:00 MST.

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: Who is this 83 year old lady on the JMT? on 11/01/2009 15:52:14 MST Print View

I'm pretty sure we saw Rose on the JMT in July 2008, somewhere between Reds Meadow and Donahue Pass. Not sure if she did the whole thing in 2008 or not.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife
Who is this 83 year old lady on the JMT? on 11/01/2009 15:57:59 MST Print View

Quote from Finis Mitchell, pioneer in Wyoming's Wind River Range: "We don't stop hiking because we get old; we get old because we stop hiking."

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

83 on 11/04/2009 15:15:36 MST Print View

She sure looks young for 83. If you didn't say that, I would have guessed 60-ish.