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Ginny "Circle" Benware
City: Portland
State: Oregon
Country: USA
Begins: May 1, 2008
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, Apr 23rd, 2008

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Left foot sporting blisters and bandages

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Last night I was at Scissors Crossing, so named because two higways form a scissor shape. It is 13 miles from Julian. Nearest water after this stop was 13.9 miles uphill. It was a long dry climb. Ferocius winds a good part of the day. Some so strong I wondered that with the top heavy load of my pack I might get blown off the ridge. Good thing about winds are they keep temps down. I did put my tent up tonight. I tried to pitch it low so it would stay up. Several folks at camp just slept under the stars. This was the first tine I dared to cook in the wind. I worry about fires. I built a rock barrier plus my wind screen. All went well, I dined on pasta genoveese in my warm little tent, tended to my feet which are by now sporting blisters in 6 places. Trekking on, Ginny

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Celebrating My 60th On The PCT

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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