Thanks for sharing that great story RiversideRich! Was that all from memory, or did you keep a journal of your hike? Either way, it was really neat to re-live that hike with you so many years later.
You may have missed it, but Reelman here on OpenRoad.TV posted a really nice story about his hike of the John Muir Trail in a different thread in this forum, and included some really nice photos from his hike: http://www.openroad.tv/forum/showthread.php?t=67
If you can dig out some photos of your hike back in '68, we'd love to see them. I hate to admit it, but I was just learning to walk when you were hiking the JMT.