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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: Sat, May 9th, 2009
Start: Big Bear City
End: near Holcomb Creek
Daily Distance: 16
Trip Distance: 291.0
Daily Ascent: 300
Daily Descent: -2400
Entry Lat: 34.27514
Entry Lng: -117.05448

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 488
Journal Visits: 34,723
Guestbook Views: 2,782
Guestbook Entrys: 44

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Big Bear Lake

Down, down, down into a burning ring of fire

How old am I if I use words frm a Duane Eddy song?

But that was the song of the day. Over 2/3 of the trail that I hiked today was through a recent forest fire area. Except for the first part of the day (which was up), the rest of the day was down trending to the 5400' level. The burnt section meant that shade was at a premium and the lower I got, the hotter it got. I had 2 creek fords right at the end of the day. Wet socks and shoes. Apparently there is another ford just down the trail waiting for me tomorrow - yuk.

Right after the first ford, Mountain Lion and I came out to a road where there were 2 families in their 4WD vehicles. They were amazed at what us crazies were doing. Just goes to show that older is not necessarily smarter. They had huge delicious-looking, veggie oozing hogie sandwiches in one hand and cold beverages in the other. They did notice my ogling.

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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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