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Lion Heart and Ginonatt
City: Ukiah
State: Ca
Begins: Apr 20, 2009
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Apr 25th, 2009
Start: Scissors Crossing
End: Barrel Springs
Daily Distance: 24.9
Trip Distance: 102.5

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 951
Journal Visits: 170,617
Guestbook Views: 18,119
Guestbook Entrys: 242

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Water Cache

Passed 100 Miles

Today was quite a day! We got up around 3:45am and left our bridge camp at 4:50 with hiking friends Reddy and Silverfox. We hiked with headlamps until the sun rose. We got an early start because we had 24.9 miles without water. We also passed the 100 mile mark!

We hiked fast and made it to a water cache (not to be relied upon) by 11 am. Water caches are places where water (in large jugs) is placed when water is scarce. A water cache is stocked by trail angels. Trail angels provide all sorts of help along the trail. We ate lunch at the cache.

After lunch we hiked another 10 miles until reaching more trail magic at Barrel Springs. An ice chest full of sodas!

Today the wind was a blessing (in a way). It was still windy, occasionally pushing us around but the wind was keeping us cool. This section of the trail normally would be grueling in the heat but we were fortunate!

We arrived at camp by 4:30pm and had more leisure time than usual.

**Saw lots of horny toads today. They are so cute. Even saw some real small ones. They look just like rocks. Are they actally toads? or are they lizards? mini dinosaurs? Somebody let us know in guestbook.

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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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