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Jack5455 - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2009

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Jack "John Deer" Wallace
State: WA
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 12, 2009
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Apr 27th, 2009
Start: Apache Spring
End: Idyllwild
Daily Distance: 9
Trip Distance: 178.0
Entry Lat: 33.775545
Entry Lng: -116.672916

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 408
Journal Visits: 36,724
Guestbook Views: 2,811
Guestbook Entrys: 44

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Snow, we don't need no stinking snow

Snow, we don't need no stinking snow

After 2 teeny but exhilarating patches of snow/ice north of Apache Peak, I thought that was it. Wrong. Then there was an even more exciting patch north of Antsell Rocks. Then a fourth patch near South Peak - I thought that must be it for sure. Nope. Then I met a group of 5 going south at another "patch" near the north side of South Peak. I asked if this patch was it - "Uhhhhh, nooeeww". I was to quickly learn that there was 80 to 90% snow doverage from that point all the way to the junction with the Devils Slide Trail and even part way down that trail. It seemed like an eternity down the Devils Slide Trail and even further to the town of Idyllwild. A nice old couple - they had to be older than me so they were old - picked me up in their nice Lincoln and dropped me off right in front of the Idyllwild Inn. I am in the "French Country" room which is kind of feminine but it smells a lot better than I do right now. The people at this inn are incredibly helpful, accommodating, and friendly plus they give PCT'ers a discount.

I pigged out with a salad and a "chicken fried heart attack" dinner. Fed and watered plus S,S, & S ed, I feel very relaxed.

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Jack's Big And Stupid Human Trick

Jack Wallace aka John Deer

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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