thanks for updating us pat; rock on jester!
"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive." -TJ
Jester just called. He was at the top of Mount Whitney, about 14,480 feet, to watch the sun rise. He said it was spectacular. They started hiking from Guitar Lake at 2:00 a.m. and got to the top just before the sun came up. As he was talking to me, he was precariously balanced on the eastern face of the mountain to make the call. Coyote went up to the top last night and camped there. Jester's with Ratatouille, Smooth Criminal, Dave and Huff-N-Puff. They're going over Forester Pass tomorrow and down the other side. He'll probably be in Independence, CA on Sunday and will call from there. He sounds really good and is, of course, having a great time.
Dont know how to start a post but the Kennebeck is impassable boat or wade or plane, Just got of the phone with NINER an he is guide for Northern Outdoors an said the guides are about to run the river but its not going down any time soon 15000 cfs.. Nereast road crossing is 16 west in Bingham..Thought I let yall know peace
Hey Jesters Mom, You seem like a GREAT mom.
I was jus' trollin' ya know...
My apologies. Pay me no mind.
Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.
As of Monday, 6/23, Jester was in Independence, CA. After being on Mt. Whitney watching the sunrise last Friday, staying up there a couple of hours and playing Twister while up there, he went through Forester Pass, through Kings Canyon, which he said was absolutely the most gorgeous place he has ever seen, then on to Kearsarge Pass, through Onion Valley and into Independence. He's hiking with Squatch, Coyote, Ratatouille and Gazelle. SOL and Marty McFly are a day behind them, so they've probably caught up by now. They heard someone had died on Whitney a day or two after they had been there. A ranger told them someone collapsed and the rangers did CPR, but the person died. In the small world category - at Kearsarge Pass, there was a group of day hikers and Jester got talking to one of them whose trail name was Honey Bear. He said he had hiked the PCT in 1996 and the best trail name he ever heard was Blister Sister. Jester, of course, said he knew her, but Honey Bear said there must be more than one hiker with that name. Jester said, no, I think there's only one. Honey Bear said he remembers Blister Sister and Fiddlehead. Anyway, Jester's next stop will be Tuolumne Meadows, CA, probably around 7/3. He's doing great and is having a great time.
Oh, forgot to mention that Jester, Coyote and Huff-n-Puff did hike naked - except for boots, gators, ice axes and their packs - on June 21st - through a snow field - got quite the unusual sunburn patterns going.
If photos of this exist, thanx in advance for not forwarding them.
That reminded me that he told me he was taking the twister mat with him. Is he using it as a ground cloth, also? Hope he has video of that!!!Mt. Whitney watching the sunrise last Friday, staying up there a couple of hours and playing Twister while up there,
That's our Jester !
I hope like heck he played Twister on Mt. Whitney.
It sure would be a lot of fun if he took video.
Have fun Jester
Hi, Marsha. They stayed at the top of Mt. Whitney for a couple of hours and did, indeed, play Twister while up there. Only Jester - he knows how to have a good time!
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I have yet to meet anyone besides Jester, that I could truly say would appreciate doing something like this with as much passion.
There is no room for anyone else in this world like him.
I talked to glo-worm yesterday and he(glo) was in Mammoth CA. I believe he said Huff-n-Puff was there as well as Paranoia and a few others.
If you never try you've already failed ~ Me?? Somebody else??
Here is a pic of Shua who noticed Jester on Mary's balcony. I was on deck and we got to chatting. He's taken some more unexpected zeroes since that meeting. He is hiking back out today after helping Mary do some prep work for the feed and will be back for the feed.
Anyway, to Jester, Shua says Hi!