Formerly from MN and NY, now in Reno, NV, I have been hiking every summer in the High Sierra since 2000. From 2000-2007, we did the High Sierra Trail (HST). Been doing the John Muir Trail since then, every year. I am the lead moderator for the JohnMuirTrail@YahooGroups.com for 2011-2018. I organized groups (without charge) for the JMT (& some extra mileage on the PCT in the High Sierra), 2008-2018 for the annual hike I participate in (from 5 to 8 people). See my Google Profile for more and top links on a variety of topics (click on “My Website URL above”).