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Jason "Space Cowboy" Bobier
City: San Francisco
Country: United States
Begins: Apr 15, 2007
Date: Thu, Jun 28th, 2007
Start: Evolution Lake
End: Muir Trail Ranch
Daily Distance: 15.1
Trip Distance: 890.7
Entry Visits: 709
Journal Visits: 84,090
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Downhill all day...
We hiked downhill all day through lovely Evolution Valley!! This is a first for us in this section. It felt great to not climb a big pass today. The body is starting to get pretty tired and in need of rest.
We resupplied at a place called Muir Trail Ranch. The owner Pat was very nice, got us our package and allowed us to have dinner at a picnic table on the property. While at the picnic table many people from the wedding party who were staying there for the week came to chat with us. A very nice woman familiar with long-distance hiking gave us an orange, broccoli and carrots. The fresh food was sooooo good!! The resupply was supposed to get us through until Mammoth Lakes, but we're both tired and hungry so we're going off schedule and making a stop at VVR (Vermillion Valley Resort).
After leaving the Ranch, we hiked about a quarter mile to an established campsite. Jason went to explore the nearby hot springs, but came back defeated. They were probably less than a mile from where we were camped, but he was too tired to explore more -- and so was I. :-) We happily just went to sleep.
I'm starting to wear down. My body felt tired all day today. I think that the two weeks straight through the High Sierra probably wasn't the best idea in the middle of a thru-hike. Your body really needs the zero days to recover. Two weeks by itself probably wouldn't be as big of an issue.
We had our first ford today too. One where I had to remove my shoes to get across. Generally, I would keep my shoes on, but the creek floor was smooth enough that I just went ahead and went barefoot.
Anyway, big day tomorrow so that we can get to VVR on Saturday. Time for sleep.
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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