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

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, Aug 19th, 2009
Start: Mud Spring
End: Road 20
Daily Distance: 27
Trip Distance: 1,443.5

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Arrival!

Oregon!

About 7 miles into our morning we had the joyous moment of crossing from California to Oregon. Finally after months of hiking we have found ourselves a new state to explore. Read in the trail register today written by another hiker that we would have been done with California a lot sooner if Jefferson was actually a recognized state. That was a good laugh. The sense of accomplishment was immense. Even if we didn't go any farther, hiking the 1,700 miles across California is the completion of a giant milestone. From the CA/OR border, we've got 496 miles until the OR/WA border and 962 total miles until the Canadian border!

Hiked on to Sheep Spring which had perhaps the best spring water of the whole trip so far. Gushing out of the hillside and freezing cold. Had our lunch there and then loaded up with water for a 13 mile waterless stretch. Got our heads wet and washed our faces in the spring water which caused us to let out several shrieks because the water was so cold.

Just before 7pm came to an amazing cache with sodas and a registry. This really made the day perfect! In the registry, left a story about Gino's stinky feet, a joke for Garbanzo, Buddy and Stink, and a shout out to CanaDoug.

Reluctantly left and buzzed down the trail and found some great, unexpected water on trail. Kept hiking because we couldn't find any flat spots to camp. Got to road 20 as it got pretty dark. Todd just got here and we're camped with him. Just 7 miles in the morning to I-5!

Hiked farther today than we ever have on the trail before. We've heard another hiker refer to a day like this as a 1 percenter. One percent of the total distance distance covered in one day. What a grand day!

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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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