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Roleigh Martin
Attended University of Northern Iowa
Lives in Reno, NV
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I recommend this guideline to those who plan to hike above 8000 feet (maybe more if you live at a high altitude to begin with).
Kenny became interested in high-altitude Illness after experiencing HAPE-like symptoms just below Donahue Pass at 9,600 feet. The symptoms occurred after he had successfully acclimated at 8,000 feet. He wanted some specific a...
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Great writeup
By mid-November, Shawn Forry and Justin Lichter had made covered more than 600 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail when their trip nearly ground to a halt in northern Oregon.
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Normally about hiking I only post on Facebook or Yahoo Groups at the John Muir Trail Group pages which are both closed (to subscribers only) groups. But some of my non-JMT friends may be interested in this posting.

I have been asked by a Sierra Club Officer in Reno (I'm the treasurer and a hiking leader for the local group) to give a slide show presentation on the John Muir Trail this coming Sunday. When I present it, I will be limiting my presentation to 45 minutes and want to focus on entertaining the party with great pictures and stories over the 7 JMT hikes I've done. However, I've put together a tremendous, information packed 46 page information slide-show PDF that I've uploaded online and you all can review ahead of time. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF I LEFT ANYTHING OUT THAT SHOULD BE PRESENTED TO SOMEONE WHO HAS NOT DONE A JMT YET BUT WANTS TO. When I actually present the slide show, I only want to go over the table of contents in my presentation, then immediately jump to the separate slide show of pictures (not linked to here). If you want to know enough about the JMT to do your own hike (or join a guided hike), read this brochure. The draft slide show is here: http://tinyurl.com/ltwf5gg­ (this is the short link to it). Your review comments are appreciated.

After I do my presentation, I'll update in a comment a link to the photographs I'll present. This link is only to the information content.
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Absolutely!
A few years ago, a friend of mine went through a particularly rough patch – one of those stretches in which life unraveled in continuous layers. She’d taken multiple trips thr...
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I absolutely agree.
When early humans stood erect over the African savannah, our improved vantage point gave more than views of prey and predator, berry bush and honeybee hive, nut tree and watering hole; we saw possibilities. We saw the horizon stretching out until what appeared to be infinity. We saw sunsets and sunrises, mountains and valleys, stars and constellations […]
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My 2nd most liked Gyrotonic video is one where the presenter is the founder of Gyrotonics.

http://vimeo.com/13278422
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Very useful.  I knew about 40% of these but not all.
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The fabulous beauty of the John Muir Trail -- a photo diary of two sisters, their first half of the hike. Can't wait to see the second half. Fantastic photos. Note, the book is not for sale, but it is for free, full online viewing. Be sure and zoom up the show to take up the full screen.
Two sisters, Lindsey and Amanda, head out into the Sierras, hiking along the 220 mile John Muir Trail over the course of 27 days. This is the first 16 days of their adventure ...
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If you post Flickr images using a commercial creative commons license, Yahoo has a little surprise: it will soon be free to sell them and keep all the mo
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For anyone interested in the Reno NV region.
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Great blog article about my son's Gyrotonic clinic in Washington DC.
Crash Course: Capital Gyrotonic is a boutique fitness studio in Woodley Park offering private and group instruction in gyrotonics and gyrokinesis. Say what? Exactly - this exercise technique is def...
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Important to know, if nothing more than to reduce IO overhead.
If you don't want apps to know where you and your smartphone are when you're not using them, you should change this iPhone setting.
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Lifelong Researcher, Walker and Backpacking Enthusiast (when not working).
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Health Research; Backpacking; General Research; Database Design and Analysis; SQL Programming
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Lifelong Researcher, Walker and Backpacking Enthusiast (when not working).
Introduction
I am an active, very healthy 65 year old man who loves to backpack at a slow easy pace (9 miles a day average, with the first week averaging 7 miles a day) in the High Sierras in Central California (near Nevada) hiking for a single 3-4 week period per year (otherwise my hikes are predominantly day hikes), enjoying resupplies about every 4 days, hiking lightweight (total gear/food weight under 25 lbs), and training for such hikes off-season in the nearby mountain trails. On my hikes I encounter numerous senior citizens hiking, including a 83 year old lady and a 84 year old man. It's a great relaxing and exciting way to stay fit in your senior years.

Meetup.com Organizer, Reno & Nearby CA Backpackers Planning & Training for the JMT
Hiking Group Leader (and Treasurer), Reno Sierra Club
2011-2015+ Lead Moderator, John Muir Trail Yahoo Group
Lifetime Member, Sierra ClubAdirondack Mountain Club, Backpackinglight.com
Lifetime Aspirant, Catskill 3500 Club
Member: PCTA, Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Superior Hiking Trail Association.
Completed 5 full through hikes (and 2 near-full hikes) of the John Muir Trail (JMT) and 1 full through hike of the High Sierra Trail
Completed 150+ mile hikes in each hike in the High Sierras 8 times since 2007
Have done multi-day hiking (remote camping overnight) in the High Sierras for the last 15 years
(My first long hike was a 17 day hike in Yosemite in 1971--I had read Colin Fletcher's The Complete Walker before gearing for the hike. A great tribute to Colin Fletcher is here.  The backpacking industry owes its existence mainly to him.)
Live currently in Reno, Nevada (before that: an Albany New York suburb and Twin Cities, Minnesota).

For work (I am not yet retired), I am employed full time as a senior database programmer/system analyst with a major healthcare insurance company.

My interest include, besides backpacking, healthy living, small homes, ballroom dancing and audiobooks.  See my links for more information.

My latest reading recommendations are firstly, The Perfect Health Diet by Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet, then The FastDiet by Dr. Michael Mosley, Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter, and the three health/diet books by Dr. T. Colin Campbell.

Watch the best short video of the JMT, called Almost There - The Muir Project.  The JMT is consistently rated the number one remote wilderness trail in the world.

I am a chapter (contributing) author in the book, Shoulder Pain? The Solution & Prevention, 4th edition, by Dr. John Kirsch, M.D., 2013.  

My favorite quote since a teenager:  "Since we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our minds, our one duty is to furnish it well." — Peter Ustinov (1921-2004)
Bragging rights
Two grown up sons, two daughter-in-laws. I have one U.S. Patent (junior owner; shared with others--using artificial intelligence) - see link. I was the first person to publish on the Web an English language web page of the rules of Korean Chess (Janggi or Changgi). See link. I also was one of the internet's earliest ezine publisher/editors (Sharedebate International) - see the two links (in "Contributor To" section)
Education
  • University of Northern Iowa
    Sociology, 1973 - 1977
    M.A. Degree, 1977
  • Everest College
    Computer Programming, 1977 - 1978
    Diploma, 1978
  • Truman State University
    Sociology/Poli-Sci/Science, 1969 - 1971
    B.S. 1971, major in Sociology with areas of concentration in Political Science and Science.
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