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Senator - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2008

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City: Portland
State: Oregon
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 25, 2008
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Jul 3rd, 2008
Start: South Lake Tahoe
End: South Lake Tahoe
Daily Distance: 0
Trip Distance: 1,108.0
Entry Lat: 38.90845
Entry Lng: -120.00064

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,496
Journal Visits: 22,604
Guestbook Views: 633
Guestbook Entrys: 13

Pacific Crest Trail Map

Zero day #1 at South Lake Tahoe

PCT miles:0.0

I woke up this morning at 8:45 a.m. I'd woken up a few times during the night to pee and my feet were so sore that I almost fell over. Sore feet are fairly common first thing in the morning and the soreness goes away within about 30 seconds of standing, though the multiple wake-ups made for several instances where it was difficult to stand. I believe that the tendons in my feet are contracting as I sleep and that i takes a little while for them to streetch out.

I woke up for good at 8:45 a.m. and consolidated the trash in the room before packing up and showering.
Meadow Bruiser came by and visited for a bit. She's sharing a room in the same motel with Sven and Steven and invited Stabby to join them for the evening. They graciously allowed me to stay in their room while they were out and about. During this time, I called Cristina and journaled.

Cristina arrived at 3:10 p.m. and I was very happy to see her. I locked up the hotel room, loaded my pack into her car and we were on our way. We drove to Harvey's casino, just across the Nevada state line, where we had a hotel reservation for the night.

We checked in around 4:00 p.m. and stayed in our room until 6:30 p.m. before leaving for dinner. I was famished, as all I had eaten was leftover salad and a yogurt drink before 11:00 a.m. We went to Raley's where I bought a whole rotisserie chicken and a three pound bucket of potato salad. Cristina opted to get food from Baja Fresh and we sat at the tables outside of Raley's where I proceeded to devour the entire chicken. I only ate a few bites of potato salad as I was stuffed.

After dinner, we drove by the movie theater to see what was playing and stopped by a restaurant called Sprouts to check out the menu for a late breakfast tomorrow.

We returned to our hotel room around 8:30 p.m. and I called Grandma and Grandpa Bailey and Phil. Afterwards, we walked down to the pool area to use the hot tub, only to find that the exercise room had closed at 9:00 p.m. We went back to our room to watch television. Cristina had brought me Trader Joe's hefeweizen, so I drank two bottles before falling asleep a little after 11:30 p.m.

Bedtime at 11:30 p.m.

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Senator - Mexico To Canada On The PCT

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