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John Muir Trail -- August 26, 2016
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Mt. Morrison Motel and Basecamp (view W from Highway 395)

Day 10.
Lone Pine to Las Vegas

After a great hot breakfast at the motel, Liz and I headed for home.

Although I hiked some 70 miles, I left 12 miles -- only 12 of 211 -- of the JMT undone. I had come very close to finishing the quest that I began in 1973! Maybe it is good to leave a quest incomplete: now I have something to look forward to next year.

After thoughts: Five days post hike: the shin is still unhappy but I can walk more-or-less normally. After about two weeks, my shin was mostly back to normal. Five months later, I've done a lot of hard hiking without any problems from the shin.

John Muir Trail
Mt. Morrison Motel and Basecamp (view S from Highway 395)
John Muir Trail
Mt. Morrison Motel and Basecamp (view N from Highway 395)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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