JMT Record Attempt (by Al Shaver)

つい1週間前、Al Shaver氏(49才)がJMT(全長211マイル)をサポートなしで踏破する記録に挑戦した模様ですが、すでに二度失敗したようです。明日は三度目のスタートをするそうです。詳しい記事とステータスはここにあります。現在サポートなしでの記録は、Reinhold Metzger氏(当時61歳)の5日と7時間だそうです。サポート付きでは3日と21時間のようです(Kevin Sawchuk氏)。

報告が遅れましたが、三度目も失敗してしまいました。残念です。来年がんばってほしいです。断念したのは金曜日、エスケープ地点はForester Pass付近。そこから26マイルを歩いて車に乗せてもらったようです。たぶんBubbs Creek経由でKings Canyonに降りたと思われます。詳しいレポートが入ったらまた報告します。ちなみにForester Passは高度13,000+ft.で、ここをこの季節夜中の11時に歩いて(走って)いるというのは驚きです。
”Al called to say that after running all night (he hit Forester Pass at 11 p.m.), at 6 a.m. Friday, he decided to quit the JMT and head out to the west. Blisters were making every step painful, intestinal critters were making themselves known, and he had “bonked.” However, he still had 26 miles to hike out to a road, which had virtually no traffic. Finally, he caught a ride to Fresno where he slept at a motel. He is now ultralight backpacking in the city and trying to get a ride up to Yosemite Valley to his car. He enjoyed hearing me read your enthusiastic and supportive comments over the phone. He plans to stay high while he’s still acclimated and do some short hikes if he’s able. Thanks to all,

Tioga Roadでの夜間駐車は禁止:10月15日より

ということで、Tioga Road上に車を止めてのBackpackingは不可になります。もちろんハイキング(日帰り)のための駐車は可能です。またHDケーブルも同じ頃Downします。
Effective on October 15 there is no overnight parking anywhere on the Tioga Road between Crane Flat and Tioga Pass. This includes all pullouts, turnouts, parking lots, and side roads in Tuolumne Meadows and along the Tioga Road. In addition there will be no bus service or any other facilities available along the Tioga Road after October 1. Be fully prepared for everything you will need on your hike, including either being picked up or dropped off on the Tioga Road. In addition after the 15th be prepared for the possibility that the Tioga Road may be closed due to snow and you will have to hike to another road or developed are that is open.
The Half Dome cables are set to be taken down on October 16, 2006. They will remain down all winter and are usually put back in place in the week before Memorial Day Weekend.