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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: Mon, Jun 25th, 2007
Start: Rae Lakes
End: Lake Marjorie
Daily Distance: 15.1
Trip Distance: 842.6

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Rae Lakes

4000' climb over Pinchot Pass


We woke up late today to a warm morning and a beautiful sunrise. The angle of the sun allowed us to see right through the water of the lakes revealing every fish. These lakes are absolutely teaming with fish, tho none appear to be more than 6 inches long. I'm guessing that they are golden trout, tho I'm not really sure.

We had breakfast while walking around to avoid the swarms of mosquitoes. They were really impressive this morning, completely ignoring the deet that we doused our bodies in. Then we set off down hill. Six miles of downhill brought us to a pretty suspension bridge where we had lunch.

The bridge marked the beginning of a 7 mile, 4000' climb up and over Pinchot Pass. We followed a branch of the Kings River up through a pretty vale with lots of white water and waterfalls. It was a steep climb, but I felt good and scooted right up with steady legs.

The summit was a bit left of the lowest point on the pass. We went up and over and then scrambled down the scree on the other side to Lake Marjorie where we set up camp under a half moon. I'm tired, but it feels good to be hiking over a pass a day.


Today kicked my behind going up towards Pinchot Pass -- it wasn't very steep just long with almost 7 hours of climbing. However, the worst part of the day for me was leaving Rae Lakes. I could have stayed there another couple of days. The best part was hearing and seeing the massive waterfalls and chutes against huge slabs of granite as we climbed towards the pass. So impressive!!

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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:


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