[pct-l] Starr's Guide to the JMT

Don Amundson amrowinc at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 9 14:09:23 CST 2010

Well I'm not an old-timer on this list but I do remember the Starr book which I lost somewhere in my many moves.  Mine was from around 1960.  Now I'm tempted to get another copy.  I see Amazon has it.

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> Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 17:05:38 -0800 (PST)
> From: Edward Anderson <mendoridered at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [pct-l] Vintage JMT Guide Book by Starr
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> I still have this tattered old?guide book that I bought in 1953. It is: "Guide 
> to the John Muir Trail and the High Sierra Region" by Walter A Starr, Jr. It was 
> first published in 1934, a year after Starr's death.?Starr was lost while 
> climbing in the Minarets An extensive search followed. His body was finally 
> found by Norman Clyde My copy was published by the Sierra Club in 1953. It 
> measures 5" x 7.5" x 3/8' thick?and weighs just over 5 ounces. It is the only 
> guidebook I used during my early wanderings in the Sierra.
> Do any old-timers on this list remember this guidebook?
> MendoRider

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