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Did you participate in a 50-mile hike in 1963 or knew someone who did?
Twice I completed a 50 mile hike in 1962
Have you hiked 35+ miles in one day?
yes
Would you participate in a future 50-mile hike?
no

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Trans-California Hike 2006

Peter & Donna Thomas website http://www.johnmuir.org/walk/index.html to read about their re-walking John Muir's 1868 trip from San Francisco to Yosemite. Very informative and very inspirational. John Brennan

Posted on December 12, 2009 at 9:55pm

Summer of '62

Summer of '62



What made the year 1962 especially memorable for me was a hike I took with two fellow thirteen-year old school friends. Mind you, this was no ordinary jaunt, and no ordinary event. This was the notorious fifty-mile hike so famously endorsed by President Kennedy and his National Physical Fitness Program (aka Cold War Stress Reducer). Out of the way kissy Hush Puppies, I’m strapping on my Chuck Taylor All Stars for this job.

Traversing the boundaries of seven city… Continue

Posted on December 12, 2009 at 9:25pm — 1 Comment

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