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

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, Jul 16th, 2008
Start: mile 1120.6--Richardson Lake
End: mile 1140.6--above Whiskey Creek Trail
Daily Distance: 20
Trip Distance: 1,160.6
Hours Hiked: 12
Daily Ascent: 1750
Daily Descent: 1780
Min Elevation: 7000
Max Elevation: 8470

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 380
Journal Visits: 65,443
Guestbook Views: 4,034
Guestbook Entrys: 23

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View of Lake Tahoe

Soda Cache--delicious!

This morning I took off early, leaving the boys asleep still. The trail dropped down to a creek, then climbed to a trailhead at Barker Pass. I met a couple, weekend hiking, and we leap-frogged up & down to the trailhead parking, where they left (after a photo shoot by the trailhead sign). I continued on, after some trail chat with a friendly local sheriff's deputy whose wife hiked in '06, plus a stop at a Team Nasty cache. The soda was unexpected & oh so enthusiastically drunk!

After my long break there, I wasn't really ready for lunch, but I found a really beautiful spot next to a creek in a hanging valley, overlooking a lower very green valley. After lunch, I climbed up a ridge to its crest, then followed the crestline for 4 miles on steep slopes--steep enough to make me feel unexpectedly scared of heights. Although I liked the views, I was still pleased to descend into some trees, followed by a creek where I had dinner. After dinner, I moved on to a valley a few miles up to camp. I was so relieved to see that I had come 20 miles by 6:30 pm. It would have taken me until 9 pm to do 20 miles in the higher parts of the Sierra, and up until now, I didn't feel like I really had the energy to do more than 20 miles/day. It's good to have that back!





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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: www.pcta.org

 

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