Thursday, July 14, 2016

This is Yoda's dad.  As many of you may know she carries a GPS satellite device that gives us a pre-programed message ("all is well") and her position coordinates everyday. She asked me to give a short update during extended periods of no cell phone coverage.
Since her last update on Monday the 11th - she did 15 miles on Tuesday - 19 miles on Wed. - and 23 miles Thursday.  As of Thursday the 14th she is approximately 100 south of Lake Tahoe.
So I guess the short update is - "All is well"! 


  1. Thanks for the update. Many of us out here in cyberspace follow and share concerns for Yoda's health and well being. A bum wheel has sidelined many a devoted trekker in the past. Glad to know Yoda is still keepin' on.

  2. Great news - all the best to yoda and the wolf pack!

  3. Fitness trackers are all the rage right now, but there's one aspect of activity tracking most people never think about - the tracking part. Just like a cellphone or any other tracking device, an activity tracker logs data related to your whereabouts (or past whereabouts). In other words, your fitness tracker could work against you!

    A Florida Case
    Currently, the information logged by a fitness tracker is being used as part of a court case. A Florida woman claimed that she was raped while staying at her boss's house, but her activity tracker shows that she did not do the things she claimed to do the night prior.

    This woman claimed to be sleeping the night before the attack, but her tracker data shows that she was up and walking around all night - police suspect she was staging the scene of the crime.

    This is just one case where fitness trackers are being used to hold people accountable. The data that a tracker logs can be used against someone in a court of law, and more and more this is what's happening.

    Used as Proof Too
    Fitness trackers might be able to help you when it comes to proving limited mobility too. A good example is a case happening in Canada right now. A few years ago, a woman was injured in an accident. This accident drastically cut down on her mobility.

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    1. You are confusing "fitness trackers" (eg. Fitbit) with "backcountry satellite tracking devices" (eg. SPOT). Yoda has the latter, not the former, and she is not committing crimes out there; she is quietly hiking a national scenic trail. :^)

  4. Thanks, Steve. Glad to know she is still able to do her thing. The "bum wheel" thing was worrisome.

  5. Appreciate the update Steve! She's an amazing gal!

  6. Thanks for the update; glad to know that all is well.

  7. Hello everyone. We heard from Yoda tonight and she is doing great. Her knee has not kept her from hiking a lot of miles this week. As long as there isn't a Hugh change in elevation, she is good. She will be in South Lake (Reno) in time for a couple of zeros for her birthday the 22nd, which she is looking forward to. She is a couple of days ahead of Wolf Pack, but they will catch up by her zero days. She is HHOH right now and enjoying it. She will be posting again in a few days when she has cell phone service. Where she is tonight , we spoke with her over a pay phone. Keep in touch because it helps her to know that people are interested. Yoda's mom-the General

  8. Hi Yoda's Mom, I'm Evac's Mom, I'm so glad Yoda's knee isn't slowing her down. I have so enjoyed Yoda's blog. She is such a good writer! Evac is anxious to catch up with Yoda. She finally caught the rest of the pack and is well and strong. Yoda's birthday will be an amazing reunion for the pack! I hope I'm fortunate to meet Yoda and the rest of the pack one day. Thank you for keeping us updated when Yoda is unavailable ��

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  10. Thanks for the update! I was worried but was off the grid since Thursday. Looking forward to catching up, glad to hear the knee is behaving.