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Jason "Space Cowboy" Bobier
City: San Francisco
State: CA
Country: United States
Begins: Apr 15, 2007
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Jun 21st, 2007
Start: Chicken Spring Lake
End: Lower Crabtree Meadow
Daily Distance: 16.1
Trip Distance: 781.9

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Chicken Spring Lake

Into Sequoia National Park

Jason:

Climbed up to the rim around Chicken Spring Lake first thing this morning and got a great view of the area. Then we headed down and up and down and up. Our days have begun to consist of climbing over a pass, then heading down to the creek between the ridges, and then heading up over the next pass.

We entered Sequoia National Park today. Now, I feel like we are really in the Sierras. The views here are the best that we've seen yet.

We took a break after crossing Rock Creek today and we saw one of the most bizarre creature interactions yet. I was resting, watching the creek, when I saw this bird fly by with a butterfly that appeared to be chasing it. The butterfly then broke off the chase and landed on a rock in the stream. I told Angie about what I had seen, not quite believing it and she didn't quite believe it either. As I was pointing out the butterfly on the rock, we heard this screech and then the bird dive-bombed the butterfly, knocking it off of the rock. The butterfly then started chasing the bird again. I've never seen anything like it before.

Crabtree Meadow is stunning. It's a large grass meadow with Whitney Creek winding through it and the Sierra crest rising above it on all sides. It's full of deer tonight and we've decided to camp at the edge of it in a used campsite to take advantage of the bear box there.

Tomorrow we climb Whitney!

Angie:

I was feeling a little nauseous this morning. It was probably a combination of not eating enough for dinner and our first night camping at significant elevation of over 11000'. I woke up during the night and couldn't fall back asleep because my stomach was too hungry. This made it tough to climb, but after lunch I was feeling better.

I'm soooo excited to climb Whitney tomorrow. Every step further into the High Sierras has brought more and more beauty. We plan to use lower Crabtree Meadow as a base camp. So, that means no packing up camp tomorrow morning and no heavy pack for the climbing. Yeah!

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Pacific Crest Trail 2007

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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