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Ginnyb - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2008

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

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Jun 10th, 2008
Start: Canebrake Campground
End: South Fork of the Kern River
Daily Distance: 17.5
Trip Distance: 417.6

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 550
Journal Visits: 82,546
Guestbook Views: 21,015
Guestbook Entrys: 172

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Floor of purple flowers near the trail

Journal Entry

My goal had been to make it to Kennedy Meadows today. It would have been a 21.5 mile day. At the campground last night Slo mentioned that the South Fork of the Kern was a nice place to camp. I had resolved to enjoy this trip and not try to rush so his suggestion was a welcome one. This is his 3rd time hiking all or part of the trail.

I was looking forward to continuing to camp with someone and hoped Shake and Slo would be stopping where I did. During the day several hikers passed me. I was suprised to catch up with Rosemary and Moonshine. They had camped near a spring. When I passed them I just heard giggling from the hilltop. Later they passed me. I hadn't seen them since I first met them in Idyllwild in May. They are celebrating their marriage by hiking the trail. When they started they had only been married for two weeks.

This section of the trail was burned a number of years ago. The wildflowers are coming back with a vengence. The flower aroma from this section of the trail were nothing short of fantastic. It was like walking through a garden that the afternoon sun had been on all day and the fragrances were permiating the air. I wish I could transfer the smells to you through the computer. Words can not do the fragrances in the air justice.

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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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