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

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Aug 9th, 2009
Start: Past Soapstone Trail
End: Above Bluff Lake
Daily Distance: 25
Trip Distance: 1,275.5

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Mt. Shasta

Power of Mind

Cold morning and on the trail by 7am. Rocky trail most of the morning which jars the feet. Mt. Shasta was looking grand with a little bit of snow still left on her.

We worked our way from one cold, tasty spring to another today. Ate lunch over looking Toad Lake which lies just west of Mt. Shasta City.

Hiked until just after 7pm after talking to a section hiker, Turtle Don, for a while. Yummy cheddar veggie dinner again!

A topic of discussion today was the strength of one's mind. Hiking the PCT has not only been an exercise in strengthing the body but the mind as well. There have been days when the mind has said that you are too tired, feet in too much pain, and you should hitch to town. But challenging those thoughts has proven that the body was indeed capable of the work ahead. So, in one sense, the strength of one's mind can determine the strength of one's body. Ernest Holmes offers that your mind and the thoughts you think are like a grand vegetable garden that takes time and care to make it flourish. Proper management of your garden requires periodic weeding so that the nutrients for the plants are not diverted. I have to hope and believe that when one's body is weakened that the strength of their mind can bring vitality back to the body.

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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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