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Matthew Edwards
City: Santa Clara
State: California
Country: United States
Begins: Apr 17, 2009
Direction: Northbound

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Date: Sat, Jun 6th, 2009
Trip Distance: 20.0

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Chicken Spring Lake

Sierra Nevada

Two days of snow flurries,
But I got no worries.
Hiking up into the Sierra Nevada at last!
Today I am approaching Cottonwood pass. The trail passes along pocket meadows and up passed pancake shaped pink and orange tintes granite slabs. At this moment I am at 10500 feet. Looking down towards Owens valley. Snow flakes are bouncing off my sunhat and I am loving it!
Every so often the sky opens and through a brilliant blue hole a beam of sunlight falls and I watch as it traces a path through a meadow far below.
Tonight I will be someways beyond Chickenspring lake. Tommorow it will be Crabtree meadow of Guitar lake. Then on Monday I will,weather permitting, be standing atop Mt Whitney.
Everything is going well. I love the snow!
Pro tips for snow travel:
1. Large Garbage bags are your friends.
2. Your Attitude determines your reality up here.
3. Keep breaks short.
4. Stay Hydrated!
5.Gatorade powder+Snow=Snowcones! :-)
Cheers! -Iceaxe

PS. I might be able to fire off a post from atop Whitney! Seems like anytime I can see east I get a signal. Might be able to send before then. Gotta go now cause I am chilling out.
It should be illegal to have this much fun! :-)
Sent from the Trail on my Peek

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Matt's Pacific Crest Journey

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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