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

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Aug 29th, 2009
Start: Crater Lake Rim
End: Hwy 138
Daily Distance: 18
Trip Distance: 1,559.1

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Windy night but at least we were warm. The blanket was just what we needed. It was so nice and soft. Tent was wet from all the mist that was blowing over the rim edge. Got up before dawn and watched the first rays of light reflect off the great Crater Lake. Hiked around the rim trail which provided numerous breath-taking views of the lake. Beautiful sunny skies and the deep dark blue hues of the lake!

Crater Lake is the most amazing place we've seen on the trail since the Sierra Nevada! The Marble Mountains were great but there is just something extra special about Crater Lake. We are officially in the Cascade Mountain Range now, which we will follow all the way to Canada. The Cascades technically start in California at Mt. Lassen but it just now feels like we've finally arrived.

We made slow miles in the morning just enjoying the sites. Met a section hiker Spring along the way. Stopped for lunch around 1:30pm having covered almost 9 miles. Yummy lunch of crackers, bagels, cheese and the 660 calorie chocolate muffin! Lion Heart had a wonderful nap as Gino read and dried out our tent and quilt. Finally left our lunch spot at 4pm and hiked another 9 miles by 7pm where we left Crater Lake National Park and met Hwy 138. Camped just past the road along the side of the trail.

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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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