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Scheduled DREAMS for 2017 (82nd year) Combining with it the ENTIRE HIGHLINE TRAIL...IF MY "ANTI-AGING CHALLENGE" formula keeps doing its MIRACLE!

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YouTube video (silent) ROCK CANYON & CONQUERING SQUAW PEAK.....The Weekly HEAVY DUTY WORKOUT for week of Sept. 25-30th & DAILY WORKOUT WINS MORE FRIENDS!

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WHAT'S WITH THE SILENCE FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS?
This old guy is still working out twice daily with incredible High Uinta plans for  next  summer....all resulting from the successful backpack to "Little Andy Lake"  summer  2016.  Me hiking around town every day  with a tough looking backpack loaded with rocks and water filled bottles, no matter what the weather, is  even getting a little out of hand with rumors circulating in my area...."that old guy is likely one of the three Nephites!"  Mormons will get that, otherwise maybe Googling it will turn up something, but it is all a lot of fun........
 
FUND RAISING
ON MY DAILY HIKE WITH PACK
Seeing me on the streets of American Fork, people stop and ask, "Are you alright?"  Guess I must look pretty bad! Some offer me money, and I tell them I'm not a homeless old guy, just an eccentric millionaire out getting his exercise, but some don't believe me and insist on making a donation. I give them my two business cards so they can see that they're helping the 
High Uintas Wilderness Project, and the GUATEMALAN FOUNDATION!

OPPS....A GLITCH!
Below are my enthusiastic plans for 2017, but as I have pushed my daily training--especially the jogging to do the race mentioned below, my back surgery from 2012 for a pinched nerve has been failing me and the sciatic nerve down the back of my left leg started giving me pain.....so in a few days the determination will be made about a possible surgery...but it will have to be  quick, as I'm not about to give up easily  on the challenges outlined below!
But in general my Anti-Aging Challenge formula is 
working so well  the following is the dream for 2017--at 81+ or in my 82nd year:


Scheduled backpacks for Summer 2017
1.  GRANDADDIES:  down past Lost & Powell Lakes, to pick up two missed, RANGE & JEFF LAKES & if all goes well will swing up to Pine Island Lake, and back past Fish Hatchery, Betsy & Grandaddy Lakes:   30+ miles, 4 days. NOTE: Depending on  conditions done in June
2.  MIDDLE FORK BEAVER CREEK:  Will explore Beaver, Coffin & other lakes, & will climb Thompson Pass, leaving 2 to go to achieve all 22 in the Wilderness.  30 miles 5 days.
3.  From E. Fk Blacks Fk Trailhead:  To Little East Fork of Blacks Fork and   UPPER ALPINE/ABOVE TIMBERLINE LAKES.  20 miles, 4 days.
4.  TWOROOSE PASS (with which only North Pole Pass remains) from the Lake Fork Trailhead up to the  Brown Duck Basin, Pass, & lakes.  35 miles, 6 days.
5.  HENRY'S FORK, PAINTER BASIN in late July & early August, to visit again Little Andy Lake--taking time to get better pictures, Trail Rider Pass, Beard Lake, George Beard Basin, and in Henry's fork Cliff, Castle & other Lakes. 50 miles, 8-9  days.
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IMPORTANT
Keep an eye on this website as summer approaches for more details, and  get my  link to  the SPOT Personal Satellite Tracker , which I go nowhere without, and  follow my progress, & make sure and listen every Saturday morning to hear my satellite phone reports on  Tim Hughes' KSL OUTDOORS RADIOprogram. 
Satellite phone acquired from Russ Smith & SKYCALL SATELLITEwhere you can get yours for your outdoor adventures.
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THEN.......Originally Scheduled for Summer 2018 in my 83rd year--now changed to August 2017
THE FAMOUS HIGHLINE TRAIL
 It follows the spine of the High Uinta Mountains we see above

To crown my High Uintas Project, I want to do the entire HIGHLINE TRAIL--  inaugurating  hopefully new signs the Forest Service by then should have installed on the eastern end, we see below near Flaming Gorge .  There is only a generic  sign on the highway, and the pitiful one we see below where the trail begins at around 8,000 feet, and heads west for approximately 100 miles ending on the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway at 10,378 ft. elevation--no register, no distance signs, etc.




Along those 100 miles I will make  a few sidetrips--including items which were 
to be done  in the list of "original 2017 backpacks"  most importantly, North Pole Pass,  Garfield Basin upper lakes, Oweep Basin lakes, & Crater Lake--(seen in the 1st picture) to get that "perfect picture" I have mentioned many times, and also will finally get back to Continent & Reconnaissance Lakes & others, ending at the western end of the HIGHLINE TRAIL on the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway seen below. 


A few years ago I did a series of 14 topographical maps outlining the Trail with the intention of doing it--then came 2012 when I wasn't able to do any backpacks and was resigning myself to being a cripple!   
But  kept working, tweaked my anti-aging formula, and with a miracle hip replacement--WAS BORN AGAIN!   
I will do the normal 97-106 miles of the Highline Trail, plus approximately 20 extra miles for a total of around 126 miles in about 14  days--no re-supply.  
Hopefully, after all the warm-up backpacks, I'll be in better shape and hurry through the initial long stretches of less interest, and even do other side-trips.
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IN  A FEW DAYS I'LL POST A PHOTO/ESSAY OF MY RECENT ROAD TRIP TO THE EASTERN BEGINNING OF THE HIGHLINE TRAIL....this is part of my effort to encourage the Forest Service to put up signs on the eastern end worthy of this great trail!
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I   REPEAT.......two items....
 KEYS TO YOUR FAMILY'S PEACE OF MIND & MAYBE YOUR SURVIVAL:
Keep an eye on my website as summer approaches to get my  link to  the SPOT Personal Satellite Tracker , which I go nowhere without, and  follow my progress & make sure and listen every Saturday morning to hear my satellite phone reports on  Tim Hughes' KSL OUTDOORS RADIOprogram. 
Satellite phone acquired from Russ Smith & SKYCALL SATELLITEwhere you can get yours for your outdoor adventures.
  A sat phone has saved my life & may yours too!
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THE FUTURE AFTER SUMMER 2017?
I have learned  being 80+ I begin aging and going down-hill noticeably if I stop relatively heavy duty exercise daily ("heavy duty" for an 80+ year old guy)....and to motivate me to do so  during the long Fall-Winter-Spring off-season I need to have.....

STIMULATING GOALS TO WORK TOWARDS

I have in my mind what they will be for 2018, but will take first things first, and work on the above goals....with a preliminary one  that will help me achieve the others, which is:  To run again, THE INTERNATIONAL HALF-MARATHON IN COBAN, GUATEMALA in May 2017 and likely be, the oldest to get to the finish line...
So, every day, no matter what the weather I do a little hike around a couple of big blocks, with my 35 pound backpack, and 6 days a week exercise and jog at American Fork's Fitness Center--
--that is free for 80 year olders.
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Giving the youth a run for their money!
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AND, IF I DON'T MAKE ALL MY GOALS?
I CAN HANDLE THAT--and eat a little crow, KNOWING THAT IF I DIDN'T SET ANY GOALS I LIKELY WOULDN'T DO MUCH TO EVEN KEEP ALIVE & MOVING.  
All the work of preparing will be
"the CAKE" 
& KEEP ME HEALTHY & STRONG,
& achieving some or all of the  goals will  be the 
 "FROSTING ON THE CAKE!"
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THEN I'LL SET NEW ONES FOR 2018 
& KEEP MOVING!
I'm not interested in any other option!

YouTube video (silent) ROCK CANYON & CONQUERING SQUAW PEAK.....The Weekly HEAVY DUTY WORKOUT for week of Sept. 25-30th & DAILY WORKOUT WINS MORE FRIENDS!

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THE DAILY WORKOUT WINS MORE FRIENDS!
My hike around town with pack on my back had more good hearted people stop to see if this old guy needed some help......Meet Kim & Bryce, who will get married this upcoming Friday, October 7th.
I thanked them, but gave again my explanation that I'm not an old homeless guy, rather an eccentric old millionaire--no, not in money, rather health & millions of blessings,  out to get his daily life prolonging exercise. 
God bless both of you in your upcoming new life!
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YouTube video
ROCK CANYON & CONQUERING SQUAW PEAK
"UNENDING VISIONS OF NATURE"
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Click link to see just the PHOTO ALBUM of this video.
The photographs in the album are of better quality.

Photo album of ROCK CANYON & CONQUEST OF SQUAW PEAK


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FOLLOWING IS THE 
"ROCK CANYON--CONQUEST OF SQUAW PEAK" PHOTO ALBUM (no captions) OF THE 
"ONCE/WEEK HEAVY DUTY WORKOUT" 
CRITICAL TO MAINTAINING MY ACTIVE LONGEVITY
Week of September 27th
 Provo, Utah




















































 Provo Peak





 Cascade Mountain
 Last climb to Squaw Peak
View of Provo Peak along the climb














My 1991 scaling of Cascade Mountain





 1955 project with Charlie Peterson




































































 Jed Clarke & daughter, Chloe