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City: San Diego
State: CA
Begins: Apr 3, 2009
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Apr 7th, 2009
Start: S1 at Penny Pines
End: San Diego
Daily Distance: 0
Trip Distance: 48.9

Journal Stats
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Journal Visits: 1,096
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I am sitting at home in my own bed with a cup of coffee with real cream writing this on the 8th. It is quite a luxury to live so close to the start of the trail.

When I picked up my re-supply at Mt Laguna, I heard they were predicting rain and snow in the coming days. I headed out just the same. That night as I lay in my bivy sack and it is literally just a sack, I was thinking of what it would be like if it were pouring down rain. No problem, I said to self. The bivy is a good 7 ft and I am 5ft 4in so there is lots of room to scrunch down in and plenty of fabric to direct rain elsewhere. I figured I would use my boots to help prop up the hood to better direct rain, no problem. In the morning, I pretended it was still pouring rain - problem. It was pretty difficult to pack up inside the bivy. I had originally brought a little tarp piece as supplement but with the wind so fierce as it has been I did not trust it to not go sailing away. I sent the tarp home at Mt Laguna because carrying water was sooooo difficult and there was a particularly bad stretch coming up and I thought the winds really too much for such a thing anyway.

Well, I was at Penny Pines which is right by the road and it was soooo easy to say, I am going home for my tent. The tent is a bit heavier so I need to change out a few things to make up the difference. I also need a week more at home to prepare re-supply boxes. I had planned to take that week right before the kick off. Instead I am taking it now which lets me spend Easter with my family.

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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:


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