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Martin "Lei Low" Rolph
City: Cameron Park
State: CA
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 12, 2008
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Jul 13th, 2008
Start: near Girard Ridge
End: Interstate 5 at Castella
Daily Distance: 11.3
Trip Distance: 1,332.2
Entry Lat: 41.160834
Entry Lng: -122.29466

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,165
Journal Visits: 180,716
Guestbook Views: 5,607
Guestbook Entrys: 35

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Dally

Home on the Range

I was up before dawn and headed down the trail. The descent was easy, although long due to the very gentle switchbacks. It was mostly forested, but there were a few nice views of Castle Crags across the canyon. Shasta remained hidden in the smoke.

At about 8:30AM, I found civilization and a paved road/bridge across the Sacramento River where Dad and I agreed to meet. I was about 30 minutes early, so I settled down to wait. I didn’t wait long…Dad showed up about 10 minutes later!

I'm now at my parents' house (the Coonrod Ranch, north of Mt. Shasta), relaxing, and clean again (yay!). I'm taking a full zero day tomorrow before heading back to the trail. My sister Wendey and niece Sarah are also here visiting. However, the big news is my parent’s new puppy, Dally. She is a McNab and Border Collie cross, bred for cattle herding (and very cute).

Happy trails,

Martin "Lei Low"



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Tales From The Crest

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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