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David "Day-Late" Thibault
City: Venice
State: FL
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 14, 2016
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, May 4th, 2016
Start: start of 40
End: near Start of pass 41
Daily Distance: 22
Trip Distance: 161.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 360
Journal Visits: 8,377
Guestbook Views: 93
Guestbook Entrys: 7

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May 4

Woke up to a heavy frost covering everything. Water bottles were frozen. It warmed up pretty quickly as the morning progressed. The whole of this

section was just very nice. Pine and Aspen forest with occasional meadows thrown in for variety.

There was also a very nice spring which seems way too unusual for this trail. There aren't very many springs.

I hiked a little longer than I wanted to tonight and am pretty tired. As I got into passage 41 it was burned forest

so I figured I walk past the burned section and camp. Well after well over an hour, more like two, I am camping in the burned section. This was a

very big fire, probably the longest one I've walked through and I've walked through a lot of burns. The devistation of this fire was complete - nothing but burned sticks

left. After a while hiking through this becomes a little depressing. I did see a few deer here - they were easy to spot as there was no tree cover.

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Section Hiking the AZT (Northern Half) 2016 (about 400 miles of it)

 

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