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Tess & Tom
Begins: Apr 24, 2008
Date: Tue, May 13th, 2008
End: Mile 274
Daily Distance: 30
Trip Distance: 137.5
Entry Visits: 748
Journal Visits: 39,973
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Guestbook Entrys: 107
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Snake on the trail
Ok, does it count if only 25.5 of those were actual PCT miles and the rest were road walking to town? You bet!!
Awoke to cold wind, ice in our water bottles. After foot prep we just bailed out of the tent, packed up and hit the trail. Gloves, stocking hats, cold hands. 6:20 am start and we hiked fast to stay warm.
Finally about noonish, shade started feeling good and by then cheeseburgers were on our minds, so we kept on after a lunch break.
Tired feet and aching legs - we got into Big Bear City and the Motel 6 about 8pm. Luckily the burger , beer and milkshake place was very nearby - limped over and sat with Photon, Nargles, Chick Magnet and The 3 Amigos and ate with gusto. May be our appetites have grown - you think?
Slept a much needed sleep with some Ibuprophen to reduce swelling.
Beautiful trail for the most part; went by a 'movie animal' farm with a bengal tiger and monstrous grizz in very small (too small to us) cages - staring at us as we stared at them. Bet they were wishing they were walking free, too.
Complete day off tomorrow. The doggies deserve it. Yip Yip Yip
Again, more photos not necessarily related to journal entry, but photos nevertheless!
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