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Roleigh Martin
Lifelong Researcher, Walker and Backpacking Enthusiast (when not working).
Lifelong Researcher, Walker and Backpacking Enthusiast (when not working).
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I now lead hikes for the Sierra Club in Reno.  Today's hike, I just attended but a news crew was there (since it was New Year's day), and wanted to interview one of the first aid trainers for the club (I'm one of the 3 certified trainers and the only one there).  So the news crew interviewed me as well as today's Hiking Group Leader and co-leader.  This is the TV newscast and story.  They ended up using a couple of my quotes (I guess I'm good at condensing the essence of things sometimes (not often)).  On Channel 2 in Reno.

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This is a great aid for planning your gear for your JMT hike.  I'm definitely going to make use of it myself.

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If you have the will power to do this, this is an incredible way to find out what diet works best for you.  I have not done this but greatly admire the writer for what he did.

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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.

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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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