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Stillroaming - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2005

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Stillroaming
City: Crescent City
State: California
Country: USA
Begins: May 15, 2005
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, May 27th, 2005
Start: Middle Snow Canyon
End: Near Mission Creek
Daily Distance: 22.3
Trip Distance: 212.7
Daily Ascent: 3680
Daily Descent: 3600
Entry Lat: 33.966712
Entry Lng: -116.670341

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 8,070
Journal Visits: 54,497
Guestbook Views: 1,460
Guestbook Entrys: 3

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Sunset Over Whitewater Canyon

Near Mission Creek

It was hot. As in above 100 hot.

The day started on the flanks of Mt. San Jacinto and has ended on a ridge top dividing Whitewater Canyon and Mission Creek. I have this spectacular view as the sun is setting, where I've been and where I'm headed.

It was all desert again today. By 1030am I passed under the I10 freeway bringing an end to section B.

By 3pm I had made to Whitewater River. What a contrast to '02. The river is about 40 feet wide and very fast, but no more than knee deep in the right places. In '02 it was about 10 feet wide.

For most of the day I've been leap frogging with Rob, Drew, Luke and Tom & Tom. Drew and Luke took the PCT out of Idylwild instead of the road walk. It took them 2 days to go 22 miles! They said the snow was baaad. Chalk it up to adventure.

Anyways, I'll be back up in the mountains tomorrow afternoon. Yea!

Nite.

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2005 - Here We Go Again

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: www.pcta.org

 

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