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Aug 23, 2005

Reinhold Metzger at Lake Wanda, the John Muir Trail record holder

Wanda Lake

Reinhold has hiked the 210 miles of the Muir Trail in record time. Starting at the summit of Mt Whitney in 2004 at the age of 63, he hiked the trail northbound in 5 days 7 hours 45 minutes, and carried all the food and gear he needed to make it to Yosemite Valley. It took me 17 days to cover the same distance going southward. He's an amazing trail spirit, and I am most fortunate to have met him first in his true habitat following the path he has carved in his image.

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Bob Aho 04-Jul-2014 15:52
We must have been on the trail at the same time. I met Reinhold in 2004 near Lake Majorie, below Pinchot. I met him again when near Wallace Creek when hiking the HST (crescent Meadow>Mt. Whitney. The dude rocks.
Guest 01-Aug-2007 11:00
That is one handsome looking dude.
Actually the time was 5 days 7 hrs 45 minutes and the age was 63.
Boy, I still can't get over how good looking that guy is.

JMT Reinhold
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