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Caitlin and George "Adventure Duo"
City: Bay Area
State: CA
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 19, 2007
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, Jun 13th, 2007
Start: South Fork of the Kings River
End: Below Muir Pass
Trip Distance: 644.5

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Mr. or Ms. Marmot


Today was much better than yesterday. We were on the trail at 6:20am, and we made it to the top of Mather Pass (12,100 feet again) around 8am. We had a candy bar at the top and admired the view down the snowy west side to Palisade Lakes. Eventually, we headed down the mountain. It was both difficult and nerve-wracking. It was still early and cold enough that the slope was pretty icy, and it was also quite steep. I was fairly sure I was going to slip and fall - luckily I didn't. We made it safely down, then worked our way past the Palisade Lakes, down the Golden Staircase and some crazy switchbacks and into a nice meadow. All along the way, we followed a river, which wound through narrow gorges and tumbled over beautiful waterfalls. It was really pretty. We had lunch at the edge of the river, after 4000 feet of descent. After our break, we headed up LeConte Canyon toward Muir Pass. It was also gorgeous - lots of waterfalls, meadows, and wildlife. Over the course of the day, we saw several marmots, a wild chicken and her chickies and a pair of deer! Also, lots of mosquitoes - less good. We are camped about 2.5 miles below Muir Pass, next to a lake.

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Caitlin And George's Grand Adventure

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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