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Teamteppen - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2009

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Thomas "Lucky Larry" Teppen
City: Grand Junction
State: CO
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 20, 2009
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Aug 29th, 2009
Trip Distance: 1,085.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 945
Journal Visits: 26,383
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Guestbook Entrys: 54

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This journal needs a stinking update! I'm in Washington, still walking, and when I'm not walking I am walking some more. Lately though, I have been sleeping in a bit later in the morning and taking time out to savor the sweet flavor of all of the huckleberries that line the trail. I wish huckleberries were bigger, then it wouldn't take so long to pick a mouthful, or better yet, a belly full. The majority of southern Washington has not impressed me, but the Goat Rocks blew me away. I walked through the high points of the Goat Rocks as some clouds were forming below me, and if it weren't for Mount Rainier poking its top out of the distant white fluff it would have felt as though I was standing on the edge of the Earth. At times like that I realize how great this Summer has been, and I get such a charge that I can't decide if I want to laugh or cry. What a trip! Amazing! Approximately 325 miles until I'm sitting in Manning Park Lodge, soaking my stupid looking mustache in the foam of a celebratory Canadian brew. Mmm.
Hah! Its been so long since the last time I wrote in this thing, some of you probably thought Lucky Larry dropped off the trail. I'm still here! ... and I thank all of you that have given me support and positive encouragement throughout this thing. If it weren't for all of the great people on and off of this trail, I would have probably hung it up a long time ago. I'm happy I didn't, because its gotten better and better with every mile. I'm going to Canada.

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Lucky Larry's Hop Along The PCT

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:


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