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

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Sep 3rd, 2009
Start: Lemiti Creek
End: Spring North of Road 240 (Linney Creek Road)
Daily Distance: 30.4
Trip Distance: 1,964.5

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 268
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Guestbook Entrys: 23

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Gateway to the PCT

Long Day

It started to driizzle around 4:40am and I tried to ignore it. But it came back around 5am and became constant around 5:15am. Since I would normally be getting up soon anyway, it wasn't worth getting the tarp out for so I quickly packed up before everything got too wet. I hiked by flashlight for a while while the ligh rain continued for awhile. I actually had to use my packcover for only the 2nd time on this trip. It didn't last very long in the morning hours. I passed Ruby and ? in their camp and the drizzle had been less on this side of the mountain. I entered the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and enjoyed the forrest there. I was making good time today, though starting hiking before 6am helped. The terrain was also gentle today.

Ruby and her hiking partner passed me while I had lunch and then I passed them an hour latter at trail 534 on the border of Hood National Forest. The trail signs here were impressive compared to what I normally see. At Road 42 by Lake Clackamas, there is an impressive door trail sign for the PCT that look's like a large door frame. It seems like the PCT starts there going south. Though I had been hoping for trail magic here, there was none. Though my feet were hurting, I wanted to do big miles today since the terrain was so gentle and I wanted to make Timberline Lodge by lunch tomorrow. This is the place that many do really big miles (like 50) as a challenge. I stopped at the Spring just North of Road 240 and Ruby and ? joined me. Blue Eyes passed by trying for more miles as he wanted breakfast at Timberline.

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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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