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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: Tue, Jul 21st, 2009
Start: Woods Creek Bridge
End: Lakelet north of Lake Marjorie
Daily Distance: 9.5
Trip Distance: 586.3
Entry Lat: 36.9552
Entry Lng: -118.43625

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Entry Visits: 408
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Raging rapids

Pinchot Pass or bust

This is one of the easier passes to negotiate when there is snow but there were only teeny patches. My problem was the hot and sometimes windless climb from Wood Creek Bridge to the pass. By the time I reached the pass I was fried and was even tired descending the north side. I stopped early (4:00 pm) at a lakelet north of Lake Marjorie hoping I can still make it to Mather Pass tomorrow.

This is a nice little lake - almost not visible from the trail. It is also at 11,100' elevation so I hope the bug count is low.

The high country was especially nice today but I was slogging away so hard, I barely noticed it.

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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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