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Ron & Julie "Snowplow & Rubber Legs" Cluster
City: Eugene
State: OR
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 12, 2009
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Jun 7th, 2009
Start: Lake Isabella Motel
End: Lake Isabella Motel - 2535 ft
Trip Distance: 445.0
Entry Lat: 35.62789
Entry Lng: -118.48019
People Met: 6

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 797
Journal Visits: 92,103
Guestbook Views: 34,018
Guestbook Entrys: 123

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Neldas Diner - Great food!

Zero day at Lake Isabella

I have added 35 photos to entries beginning with the May 30 entry.

We did our in town errands today. Laundry, bought some fresh fruit and some foot care supplies (liquid second skin, athletic tape, tinactin cream). Then went back to Neldas Diner for their breakfast special, Italian Sausage Omelet with biscuits and gravy and hash browns. And of course we had to have another milk shake, although this time Julie and I split one. That makes 3 flavors down, 147 more to go. Hmm...this may take a while. We ate with Brendon, Tamsin and Scott, and were joined by Papa Smurf after he had eaten. Great company and conversation.

Back to the motel to get things in order for tomorrows trip back to the trail. I worked on uploading photos to this journal while Julie got things organized for tomorrow. Papa Smurf dropped by and we talked gear, shoes, socks, food, blister care and a number of other things that us hikers are always concerned about. His hiker partner Bamboo Bob dropped by also and talked for bit. Rockstar called when she got in town and came down to visit. We ordered pizza and walked down to eat dinner with her. In spite of us not hiking today we still ended up walking 6.6 miles around town. On pavement, so that counts double, right?

Towards the end of the day our son Bob called with some unpleasant news. Julie's dad is in the hospital with severe abdominal pain. He had to be rushed into surgery to repair a small hole in his colon that was allowing air to escape into his abdomen. He is out of surgery at this point but is still in recovery. The rest of the family is there but has not been able to see him yet. In light of this development, and because once we leave here we will be out of contact for a while, we are going to delay our departure until Tuesday morning.

Animal sitings: None

Sounds of Freedom: None today.

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Ron & Julie On The PCT - 2009

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: www.pcta.org

 

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