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Miss Potatohead
City: Portland
State: OR
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 29, 2008
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Jul 14th, 2008
Start: mile 1094.5 Echo Lake Resort
End: mile 1100.6 Lake Aloha
Daily Distance: 6.1
Trip Distance: 1,106.7
Hours Hiked: 3
Daily Ascent: 935
Daily Descent: 210
Min Elevation: 7414
Max Elevation: 8350

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 416
Journal Visits: 62,382
Guestbook Views: 3,996
Guestbook Entrys: 23

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Sunset at Lake Aloha

Leaving Tahoe crowds

After two days in Tahoe, I was beginning to feel stressed by the large numbers of people, and the noise. The good food no longer outweighed the negatives of being in town. Time to hit the trail again! The boys took forever to pack up, so we didn't get to Echo Lake until 4 pm. After a long goodbye to Chuck & Tigger, I headed out, paralleling Echo Lakes at first, then climbing through a series of junctions to other lake trails. At evening, the guys & I reached Lake Aloha--simply too stunning at sunset to pass on camping there. We found some dirt patches on the granite rocks right next to the lake. From a practical standpoint it was probably not the best camp: dewy & cold, but from an aesthetic view, it couldn't have been better.

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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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