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Lion Heart and Ginonatt
Begins: Apr 20, 2009
Date: Sun, May 17th, 2009
Start: Sharpless Ranch Road
End: Grassy Hollow Family Campground
Daily Distance: 18
Trip Distance: 377.9
Entry Visits: 684
Journal Visits: 176,456
Guestbook Views: 18,317
Guestbook Entrys: 242
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Pacific Crest Trail Map
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Edge of Baden-Powell and clouds
Happy Birthday Silver Fox!
We've officially been on the trail a month now!
And, do flies have a purpose?
Started hiking at 5:40am and it already felt hot. We had a 3000 ft climb ahead of us too.
Saw our first stand of Big Cone Doug Fir during the ascent. Gino also found me a pretty metamorphosed rock!
Finally made it to Guffy Campground at 1:30pm after our 12 mile ascent. That was our destination because that's where the first water in 22.1 miles was.
Just happened to turn on the BB and had intermittent service but was able to figure out the Phil was heading our way and was hoping to meet up and camp with us. We hurried down the hill excited to meet up with him. Passed by several ski resorts and we sat in the lift chair at Mountain High.
Just a mile before Grassy Hollow we saw Phil in his jeep driving by. We thought he saw us but he kept on driving. We eventually got to Grassy Hollow and found his jeep but no Phil. He showed up an hour later because he had walked to a nearby campground to see if it was open. You see, the Grassy Hollow Family Campground doesn't allow camping. We're still trying to figure that one out. So, we rode with Phil in jeepy to another nearby campground where we could actually camp. Phil brought us beers and fresh fruit and we got to lounge in his pimpin' two seater chair! Next was the stove cook-off competition. Too awesome!
We went to bed not long after sunset and Phil probably listened to us snore and fart all night in his nearby tent.
***Saw a snake today that was rattlesnake-like but not a rattle snake. It was about 4 feet long, more yellow in color and had no rattles. Quick moving and no time for photos!
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