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Kiwihikertrash - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2008

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City: Wellington
Country: New Zealand
Begins: Apr 18, 2008
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Jul 12th, 2008
Start: Forestry road
End: Plateau above Sierra City
Daily Distance: 26
Trip Distance: 1,227.0

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Sierra City

A small drop in the smoke when we woke, the mozzies ahd been going all night so we broke camp fast to get away from them. Today was going to have a few climbs and drops before dropping us to our lowest point in weeks, we had been up around the 7-8000ft mark for a long time but today we would drop to about 4500ft. At around 11am we arrived at a road-crossing to find to guys doing trail magic. They were sitting there with a cooler ful of Gatorade just handing it out to hikers, we sat in some deck chairs they had and enjoyed a chat with them about the trail etc, a nice surprise and very welcome. We passed many beautiful lakes then soon arrived at the road into Sierra City where we needed to go for a few hours to get resupplies to get us to the next town stop. The first vehicle that went by gave a a ride as well as some beers he had...what a champ. Sierra City is a bit of a misleading name, back in NZ the word city is associated with a certain population level but here not so. Sierra City is a one horse town with a population of about 100, a couple of restaurants and a convenience store. We got what we needed then ate at one of the restaurants, Seven got talking to a guy at the bar and soon we had a ride from him back to the trailhead and at around 7pm we were climbing out of Sierra City. We hit a viewful plateau at around 8:30pm and it seemed like a good enough campsite, i got chased out of my first choice of camp by giant freakin ants climbing all over me and my gear but soon found something suitable and went to sleep. Not a bad day mileage wise considering we had a town stop in the middle.

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