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Rocket Man
City: Mill Valley
State: CA
Country: US
Begins: May 1, 2009
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, May 1st, 2009
Start: Campo
End: Lake Morena
Daily Distance: 21
Trip Distance: 21.0
Hours Hiked: 11
Daily Ascent: 1750
Daily Descent: 1600
Min Elevation: 2400
Max Elevation: 3500
Entry Lat: 32.687245
Entry Lng: -116.516318

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 595
Journal Visits: 45,204
Guestbook Views: 3,648
Guestbook Entrys: 47

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PCT Cactus

Day One

My wife dropped me at border at 8:30 and we said our farewells. Of course I did listen to Rocket Man in the first mile for inspiration.

Started with about 41 lb. pack. Carried 8 L of water but only drank 4.5. Made really good time before lunch. Great first day.

Twitter Updates:

Fri, 1 May 2009 04:05:30 AM PDT
Head down last night in Mt. Laguna. Starting trail this morning in Campo at 0800. First two food drops in position...

Fri, 1 May 2009 07:05:16 AM PDT
At border ... Ready to take first of 5.3M steps ... Zero hour 8 am...

Fri, 1 May 2009 09:05:10 AM PDT
First rattle snake ... I'm 30' past and can still hear the rattle!

Fri, 1 May 2009 11:05:08 AM PDT
Having lunch. Great first 4 hours. Made 12.5 miles

Fri, 1 May 2009 01:05:20 PM PDT
2nd rattlesnake - he was 2' left of me waist height. Thought he was going to strike - I almost dove off of cliff to avoid. Got great video after.

Fri, 1 May 2009 04:05:36 PM PDT
Setting up camp at lake morena.

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5.3 Million Steps

Rocket Man
PCT-09

"Face north. Take step. Repeat 5.3 million times."



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