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

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, Jul 23rd, 2008
Start: spring past Pilot Rock
End: Keno Access Road
Daily Distance: 23.8
Trip Distance: 1,557.0
Entry Lat: 42.225657
Entry Lng: -122.350788

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,204
Journal Visits: 184,872
Guestbook Views: 5,677
Guestbook Entrys: 35

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A view back towards Ashland

Like, I Am Sooooo Bored

It was pretty boring hiking today. This part of southern Oregon is fairly flat with dense forests...not many views. On the plus side, the trail was easy and soft.

I slept in as planned and didn't hit the trail until 8AM. Nothing really exciting happened on the trail. There were some nice flowers, and I spooked a small herd of deer.

I took a mid-morning break in the woods. Four through-hikers passed me within about 20 minutes. The first was Roadrunner. I already forgot the names of the other three, but they were all from Washington. During the afternoon, I passed the reservoirs, Hyatt Lake and Howard Prairie Lake. The trail didn't go to them, but I could catch glimpses of water through the trees. I could have detoured to the small camp store at Hyatt Lake for some junk food. I’ve still got plenty of munchies from my resupply in Ashland, so I kept going,

At 6:30PM, I was pretty bored and stopped at a flat spot just before a paved road. Not a very exciting day. I had too much time to think and started really getting homesick and missing Boulderbunny. 900+ miles seems like a long way still to go.

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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