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

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Aug 6th, 2009
Start: Jack Main Canyon
End: near Kennedy Canyon
Daily Distance: 18.5
Trip Distance: 779.8
Entry Lat: 38.25303
Entry Lng: -119.59516

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 472
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Hail

Hail and Wind and Lakes, Oh boy

When the sky is cloudy at 6 am, expect a weird day. I was cold all day long; even now in my tent. At 7 am, the hail started and did that on and off all day long. Then the wind began to howl - all day long. In this case it pushed me up the hill toward Dorothy Lake but it almost knocked me over at Dorothy Lake Pass. Also, all day long, I passed by nice lakes and tarns. The lakes had fog racing across the surface and the larger ones almost had white caps on them. The surrounding peaks were nice too but shrouded in clouds most of the day.

I meant to camp at Walker Meadow but...I crossed one water source thinking that the guide book was correct and there would be another water source soon up the trail. Wrong!! So...I got to climb up toward Kennedy Canyon. I crossed a side creek when it began to hail again, so I pulled over and set up camp as quickly as possible.

It was cold already so I knew the night would be fitful.

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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 (www.pcta.org) to support this trail.

 

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