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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: Sat, Aug 29th, 2009
Trip Distance: 800.0

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Bridge of the Gods at Cascade Locks, OR

Pacific Crest Trail Days in Cascade Locks, OR

We picked up Rockstar at Big Lake Youth Camp on Friday and drove up to Cascade Locks for the PCT Days gathering. It was great to see her again and we all had a good time. Drifter also rode with us to Cascade Locks and it sounded like he might just hike on north from there.

Saturday was spent visiting with other hikers and checking out the vendor booths. Rockstar was able to get a repair done on her tent and I got some replacement parts for our tent. They also had a raffle with maybe 100 items given away, from tents, sleeping bags and packs to t-shirts and ball caps. We won a really nice map of the PCT for Southern Washington, one of a series of ten so I guess I know what I have to do now. Rockstar scored some stuff also so we were all pretty happy. The day finished off with a showing of Squatch's newest PCT video, Walked. If you haven't seen these, they are great. Check out www.walkpct.com for more info.

Sunday morning we were up and headed back to Santiam Pass to drop Rockstar off. She had never seen Multnomah Falls so we went west through Troutdale, stopping at the falls on the way. She was on her way from Big Lake Youth Camp a little after noon and we headed for home.

It was sure difficult to head back home instead of setting out on the trail. The pull of the trail is strong and we discussed heading back out yet again for a few weeks. We finally decided that we would feel better getting the house put back in order before I return to work on Sept 14. It wasn't an easy choice to make though and we still feel the trail calling to us every day. It's going to be interesting to see if I can again sit in front of a computer all day long.

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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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