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Brent and Kim
City: Fort Collins
State: CO
Country: USA
Begins: May 14, 2008
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Jun 19th, 2008
Start: Kennedy Meadows
End: Kennedy Meadows
Daily Distance: 0
Trip Distance: 236.0
Entry Lat: 35.646137
Entry Lng: -117.81601

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 793
Journal Visits: 75,840
Guestbook Views: 18,638
Guestbook Entrys: 87

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Our wonderful residence at Kennedy Meadows, complete w/flamingo

Zero in Kennedy Meadows

Today we're taking a zero day in Kennedy Meadows. Mercury left this morning, but the Jeffs, Alabama Jammer, Stick Kicker, Sleep Ninja, Jima, Pauline, Dave, John from Minnesota, and Doug all came in. We also met Laura's Dad, who is supporting them (Laura and Eric) through the previous section to make sure they don't run into any trouble.

Kennedy Meadows is a really neat place. I like it. There's really not that much here, but a general store with a snack bar, but it's great! There's a little hill out behind the store for hikers to camp on, and they'll run you a tab at the store and snack bar, which is cool, but dangerous. There's a couple of showers, and a washing machine, and a big porch that everyone hangs out on. If you sign up for it, they'll feed you dinner and put it on your tab. And then a little way down the street, is this place where we are now, "Tom's Internet Cafe." But there's no cafe, really. It's just an old Airstream trailer with 4 laptops and wireless internet. He doesn't charge for it, and there are all kinds of hanging chairs and a firepit outside. The PCT movie club is even having a "meeting" outside right now, Apollo 18, I think.

We're hiking for about 11 days after this. No resupply until Vermillion Valley Resort. That means 11 days worth of food. If you looked at one of our previous entries (June 5, I think), you know approximately how much we've been eating. Let me tell you, I've lifted my pack, and it weighs a ton. It's a good thing that we're ramping down our mileage for this section. No 34 mile days for us with packs like this!

Also, Thanks for all your guestbook entries! We love reading them and catching up on stuff that's happening out in the "real world." Keep leaving them!

kim



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Pacific Crest Trail - 2008

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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