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City: Crescent City
State: California
Country: USA
Begins: Jul 17, 2003
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Aug 10th, 2003
Start: Fire Creek Pass
End: South of High Bridge
Daily Distance: 30.1
Trip Distance: 550.7
Daily Ascent: 6430
Daily Descent: 8410
Entry Lat: 48.24754
Entry Lng: -120.940247

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,073
Journal Visits: 19,908
Guestbook Views: 927
Guestbook Entrys: 0


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Looking north from Fire Creek Pass

South of High Bridge

I didn't set up my tarp last night. The dew was incredibly heavy for a pass. Everything was wet including me in my soggy sleeping bag. Big t-storm rain drops began to fall with thunder in the distance. I packed up my soggy stuff and was on the trail at 5:15am.

At 5:30am lightning struck a tree on a ridge 1/4 mile west of me. The thunder was LOUD. The tree it hit went up like a roman candle. No lasting fire ensued.

Then it was a 1500 foot descent, then a 2000 foot ascent, then a 2500 foot descent. All this before lunch.

After lunch the pace was a bit more relaxed. A 3000 foot ascent followed by a 2000 foot descent by 8:30pm.

12 miles to Stehekin!

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2003 - Hiking The Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. The PCT passes through 6 out of 7 of North Americas ecozones. Learn more:


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