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g over 21 1-mile Trail YEUNIS when into Valley last even Wife and son tin for him to -year old Lawrence National drained - mentally, He was he had done out to do. the ring John had done heads a group at r, had and, from Mt. Isles in August in three hours !- almost two than done it kind, shelter had carried :lle had bet- and 29 three men by five With a total 1ho set up |' tough trip," mse feet blistered he re.tar after the I think I at least COuld do it." termed the "a mental exercise characterized by acute physical distress," started the trip with his long-time hiking com- panion, Jim Wilson, also a physicist a Lawrence L/vermore. The two had skied and walked the trail several years ago covering me distance in 17 days, again carrying everything on their back. "To the best of anyone's knowledge no one had done it before and no one has done it since. We think it's a record. "At any rate, we thought it would be just as much fun to run the trail. Certainly you can go faster on foot and when we read in "Runner's World" that three men had made the trip in less that eight days, we knew we could do better," Marino said. But they didn't think of the rocks. In less than three days, the knife-like rocks had begun to destroy Wilson's new soft-soled running ,boles. The two friends reached a decision at 8 a.m. on the third day. Marino would continue his assault on the record. Wilson, who will be 58 on October 21, would proceed at a slower pace. The two rmm, both hardy outdoor types, practices for the trail by scrambling up and down Mt. Diablo. "On an average we were able to reach the 3849-foot summit in about an hour and a half," the wiry physicist said. "'it only took 45 minutes to run down. We did Mt. Diablo aut once a week." /. Accompanied by a small group of other laboratory employees, _Marino and Wilson spent several days around Mt. Whitney to lrrv Marino acclimate themselves for what they hoped would be a record-setting run. At 4:20 p.m., Monday, August 25, atop 14,500 for high Mr. Whitney, the two began their trek. The others carried out all extra gear - sleeping bags, cookware - leaving the pair only what they could carry in their small backpacks. "We made 13 miles before dark on the fwst day," Marina said. At Wallace Creek, the two slept in their bivy sacks - thin, water- proof, windproof nylon bags. "At about 4 a.m., when we got too cold to sleep, we got up and started hiking by moonlight," Marina explained. "In fact, that's how we chose our departure date, who we would have a full moon ." The fwst fun day,. the two lab employees traveled 33 miles crossing both Forester and Glen Passes. They camped that night a mile above Woods Creek Bridge. Up before dawn on 27th, the two were forced to use flashlights to fnd the rock strewn Pinchot Pass trail. They reached the 12,100 foot high pass at 6:30 a.m., climbed on and at about II a.m. cleared Mather Pass. Marino and Wilson covered 37 miles that Wednesday. Temperatures were dropping as they lay down beside the trail about one mile below Muir Pass. Wilson's shoes were already beginning to peel and fatigue was slowing him. They slept fitfully, the bone-wrenching cold finally driving them out of their bivy sacks and back onto the trail. At 3:30 a.m. they were atop Muir Pass. Tem- perature had dropped below freezing and they skidded over ice and snow atop the exposed pass, one of the most dangerous portions of the trail. Later on the 28th, about 8 a.m., they reached Evolution Basin where they stopped. Here it was decided the two friends would split up. Wilson, his shoes torn, his feet badly bruised by the cruel rocks, woul!eaye the trail as soon as possible. Marino would pmh on. Alone, Marino ricked up )r Prize Page 4 out of his and also com- Mitchell's their fatal so it drew in a southern who bad llent from &pprentlCe of l.gene Pray of Highway, and member carrier lation, m ego. record ;days at sea m the In- embarked aore tban gged arrested eem/ucting in during the the ship several th traits Britain Port ade in was when friends in for against Synanon. The lawyer was bitten and became ill, but he lived. There have been some changes in Maria County since the "Light" beamed il's rays on Synanon. The Sheriff who was criticized by the Grand Jury lost the next election. Synanon is involved in more than 100 law suits and their mem. her, hip isdown, but they are still operating their ranch. Synanon has fl!_dJ libel suit against the Mit- chells, but they have nevr served the papers. The Mitchelis think their book's publication may inspire the leaders of Synanon to reactivate that lawsuit, but Cathy Mitchell points out that if they do, it will only serve to publicize the book more effectively. "I'm just trying not too get too nervous or worri! about the book or  w suit or anything else," Cathy says. "I want to enjoy being a published author and all the exciting a,ivithat goes with it. "Im r going to worry bout wether or not the /beak wil/be a commercial stcess. It will either make it. o itwwn merits, or it won't. That's all there is to "lhe Light on Synanon" /s. ludlished by Sesview Find Your Name in our Classified Marketplace Win a J LUNCH at the Hungry Hutch Each Week - we'll be ;electing a namefrom our subscription list and placirKj it .somewhere in the" Classied Marketplace If your name appears - simply stop by the Hungry Hutch with some form of i,.D. and enjoy a delicious lunch with our compliments. Famous Hungry Hutch Dell Sandwich Delicious Salad Soft Drink The Hungry Hutch Sandwich Shop & Deli 4' a crewof the pace. He crossed Selden Pass about 4 p.m. and camped at Bear Ridge crawling into his thin bivy sack about 8 p..m. only to rise chilled about midnight. He had slept four hours. He reached Silver Pass at 5 a.m. and descended 3,300 feet down into Reds Meadow where he en- countered some summer tourists who keep to the busier part of the park. "I was getting pretty scruffy by this time," the LLNL scientist said. Marino hiked up to Garnet Lake, 2,1o0 feet above the meadow and the jumping off point for one of the toughest sections of the John Muir Trail. "This is when my troubles started," Marino said. "I had to climb this steep ridge to Thousand Island Lake. I didn't want to stop even though I knew the sun set at 8 p.m. and the moon wouldn't rise until I0:30. I should have stopped." Marino, his flashlight fading, lost the trail up the rocky cliff. It was pitch black. "I crawled hand- over-hand up the ricks. My flashlight kept going out. Finally, I had to turn back and that was even harder. "I finally found the trail, but it took a lot of time." At 11 p.m., Marino reached Island Pass. He kept going, headed for Donohue Pass some five and a balf miles ahead. "It's a poor trail in that area and I kept losing my way." Finally, across a creek, he saw a small campfire. Crossing he s_potted two fishermen. "They didn't seem to mind that 1 looked so bad," he said. They asked him to spend what remained of the night. Marino had covered 50 miles. He slept for six hours. At 6:30 a.m., refreshed, Marino once more took the trail. An hour and a half later he was standing in the boulder fields atop 11,050 foot high Donohue Pass. Marino said he drank from a small stream not far from Donohue Pass. "The water tasted bad and when I glanced upstream, sure enough, there was a dead ground squirrel lying half in the water. I flipped his body out of the water, but there wasn't much I could do. "Later, I got the chills and a fever. "The trail here in the northern portion of the Sierras is pretty bad," he said, "But I finally made the 13 miles to Tuolumne Meadows. "When I reached the Wednesday, October 29, 1980 - Page 19 : meadows, I was so hungry I made mashed potatoes and applesauc using water the tourists were washing and swimming in upstream. At that point, I didn't care. I had to eat," he said. Several days later, diarrhea would come with the chills nd fever. Marina, who had hoped to complete the 212 mile trek in four days, pushed himself harder. He crossed over Cathedral Pass and vowed to run the remaining 16 miles. He would meet his wife at the Happy Isles Trailhead in Yosemite Valley. Instead, fevered and exhausted, he stumbled past her. "I didn't recognize her," he said. "I wouldn't have recognized anyone." Heublein winery Continued from page I Commissioner Robert Ritofsy, the FTC said, "The small lessening of actual competition resulting from the merger was insufficient to establish a violation" of the Clayton Act. Prior to its acquisition in 1969, United had been a wholly owned subsidiary of Allied Grape Growers, a * Sheep Seminar -" Continued from page 3 The November 13, 1980, seminar will include video tape presentations on the following subjects: (a) baby 4amb survival, (b) sheep obstetrics, (c) raizlng o lambs. The November 20, I0, seminar will include video tapes and discussions on two subjects (a) flock health, (b) working facilties new or small sheep producers. For more information regarding these program call Farm Advisors Bruce Lane or Aubrey Barimdaie in the Farm Advisor's' Office at 527-2621. 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