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Stillroaming - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2005

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

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, Jun 1st, 2005
Start: Big Bear
End: Deep Creek
Daily Distance: 25.7
Trip Distance: 283.2
Daily Ascent: 1680
Daily Descent: 4480
Entry Lat: 34.279063
Entry Lng: -117.061729

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 3,724
Journal Visits: 58,259
Guestbook Views: 1,486
Guestbook Entrys: 3

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Deep Creek Bridge Destroyed

Deep Creek

I cheated. I got off the trail on Highway 18 when I went into Big Bear and returned to the trail on Van Deusen Canyon Road. Heap guilt and shame upon my name.

It was a good day, lots of well graded down trail in mostly forest. The magnitude of last winters rain is very evident along Holcomb and Deep Creek. Lots of debris piled up high.

This morning I met 2 really great guys, Jim and Marty. They're diligently hiking the PCT in sections and have completed about 671 miles. Marty is about to celebrate his 54th wedding anniversary and Jim has been married 46 years. Amazing! We chatted for over an hour and it was a pleasure meeting them.

This afternoon I missed stepping on a rattlesnake by less than an inch. The trail was partially obscured by grass. Just as I shifted my weight to that foot I noticed it and immediately jumped. The snake didn't rattle till it moved off the trail.

Tonight I'm perched on the edge of Deep Creek Canyon.


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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:


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