Hi Pika,

Been a while...remember me?

Just turned 70 last month, and haven't been out in a few years for a number of reasons, but still feel capable, still "urban hiking" regularly, and hoping to get out some this summer.

Good luck with your surgery...I'll hold a good thought for you.

The JMT hike sounds wonderful. I've only been to the Sierras once, and just briefly on the JMT from Taboose pass to just beyond Palisades Lakes. We came back along the old JMT through Lake Basin. Amazing trip.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique, just like everybody else. -Margaret Mead