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

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Jul 8th, 2008
Daily Distance: 17
Trip Distance: 614.1

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 597
Journal Visits: 82,555
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Guestbook Entrys: 172

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Mountain Succulents

to Frog Lake

The rock formations on this portion of the trail were astounding. They looked like someting you might see in the southwest. Jagged, protruding silhouettes flanked our left side most of the day.

Though the data book indicated our high elevaion was 8830 we reached 9000 feet twice during the day. Early in the da Rich twisted his ankle and twice later on turned it to aggravate it. I was worried that he might have to get off the trail. This portion of the trail crosses highways and a well used road three times so it wasn't out of the question that he could leave the trail if necessary. He took vitamin I (Ibprofun) to reduce swelling and relieve pain. It worked.

We hiked a second 17 mile day. By the time we got to Frog Lake we were ready for the evening stop. We met several weekend hikers and there were some fishermen there when we arrived. Flat camping spots were not in abundance. Rich chose the beach front proprtyclose to the lake. I wandered a bit and pitched my tent in a small meadow surrounded by pines with a nice soft forest floor.

The sun was a bright orange ball as it descended to the horizon colored by the smokey air.

Trekking on,
Circle





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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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