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

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Jul 11th, 2009
Start: Along middle Fork of San Joaquin River.
End: Along Lyell Fork
Daily Distance: 14
Trip Distance: 829.8

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1000 Island Lake

Catch and Eat

Happy Brithday Andy!

Realized last night that we weren't going to make it to Tuolumne Meadows in time to get our package. Tomorrow being Sunday with the post office closed. So, we decided there was no rush and took our time. Leisurely start at 8:45am. Hiked past Thousand Island Lake, across Silver Pass and back down before ascending Donahue Pass (11,056 ft.). Quite possibly the last higher pass we'll go over, at least for awhile. The pass also officially brought us into Yosemite Wilderness. Luckily, everything fits into our bear canister!

At the base of the ascent we came upon a couple other PCT hikers. One we met at VVR and the other was new having started the trail from Independence. We all hiked up the pass, relaxed at the top awhile and then headed down to the valley and Lyell River. A fishing expedition was soon under way with the new guy's pole and soon 6 fish were caught for dinner. They cleaned them and cooked them. Group dinner of tortillas, beans and cheese! Lion Heart didn't have any of the fish but enjoyed a bean and cheese burrito. Yum!

Hiked almost an hour after dinner because you don't want to eat and sleep in the same spot, especially here in Yosemite. The bear threat is too real with "camp bears" running into campsites during the day and stealing food. Extra precaution is required here!

The clouds were amazing today. Lots of beautiful wind swept formations. At times it was windy but it helped keep the mosquitoes at bay. Coming into the Lyell Meadow/Basin was a real treat because of the crystal clear water, lush green grass, and the grazing mule deer.

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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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