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Diamond Dave - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2009

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Diamond Dave
City: Tahoma
State: CA
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 9, 2009
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, May 21st, 2009

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 522
Journal Visits: 21,087
Guestbook Views: 2,505
Guestbook Entrys: 78

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Cutting Wt.

I continue to reduce my pack weight. I've gotten rid of my 8oz water filter, 4 oz knife, 4.6 oz tyvek ground cloth, 8oz shirt, 10' cord, extra hydro bite tip, fire starter, extra batteries. I even changed to "dress socks" in lieu of the Smart wool socks. I'll use my tarp tent as a ground cloth and cowboy camp as long as the mosquitoes aren’t bad. It sucks to have to get up in the middle of the night to set up your shelter to get away from them, and it is too hot to pull you sleeping bag over your head. I shipped my rain pants, extra long sleeve top, extra socks and underwear to Kennedy Meadows. I'm now at the Anderson's 25 miles north of the Saufley's. Did it yesterday morning via starting at 6am and completed it by 1pm. That included a stop at the "Hiker Oasis" 7 miles short of the Anderson's. The Oasis is a cache in the shade with all the typical supplies a well-rounded hiker can Partake in! The hikers was slowed down at the Oasis to hang in the shade, beat the heat and listen to Bill Goat's stories.

Just for the record, I make light of the trail and I show pictures of Lounge chairs and taking it easy, IT IS ANYTHING BUT. So PLEASE don’t try this at home.

Sure hope it doesn’t rain or snow...

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Diamond - Deep In The Rough

Diamond Dave

The PCT is 2650 miles of trail from Mexico to Canada where you have to fight through snakes, lions and bears every inch of the way!


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