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Sean "Miner" Nordeen
State: California
Country: U.S.A.
Begins: Apr 17, 2009
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, Jul 31st, 2009
Start: A little before Humboldt Summit
End: Feather River
Daily Distance: 29.8
Trip Distance: 1,344.8

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 315
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Guestbook Entrys: 23

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Mt. Lassen in the Distance

Halfway!

Today I was motivated to hike. I would pass the halfway point just before Hwy36. I hike alone all day and didn't see anyone before the highway. I was hoping for trail magic or an easy ride into Chester for dinner so I could celebrate.

The halfway monument was a disappointment. It was really small and only said PCT mid point with the mileage 1325 to Canada and mexico on the 2 sides. I would have preferred a halfsized version of the border monuments. But it was better then something written with pinecones. At the highway was a hiker box and a message that Pipers Mom wouldn't be providing Transportation anymore. I had doubts about hitching into town as I've heard its a hard hitch due to no one being familar with the trail. The trailhead isn't really marked. I figured I could get into town for dinnner, but I would be stuck staying overnight when I wanted to get back to the trail afterwards to hike a few more miles.

I ended up not going into town and figured I'd celebrate at Drakesbad Lodge tomorrow. While I had dinner at Stovers Camp, Ingrid and BackTrack who had both come from Chester passed by. I passed them further on as I hiked into the night as I was out of water. I hiked on to another fork of Feather River and camped on the far side. Due to the large amount of running water nearby, this was the coolest camp I've had in awhile, for which I was grateful as I was tired of sweating in the night.

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A Walk North On The PCT - 2009

One small step for man, but I'll walk even farther for a burger.

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. Join the PCTA to support this trail.

 

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