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Charlie Hyde - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2010

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Charlie "Tahoma 29" Hyde
City: Tacoma
State: WA
Country: United States
Begins: Apr 22, 2010
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Apr 27th, 2010
Start: Rodriguez Spur Rd
End: 3rd gate cache
Daily Distance: 22
Trip Distance: 112.0
Hours Hiked: 9

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 620
Journal Visits: 63,404
Guestbook Views: 7,794
Guestbook Entrys: 109

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Heavenly 3rd gate water cache at the end of the day!

Cacti

Another pretty long day on the trail with Turtle, Plod and Rough Work. Sounds like a punk band doesn't it?
We had the longest stretch so far without H2O, 14 miles, so had to carry 4 liters which weighs more than 8 lbs, but the plus is the pack feels lighter and lighter as you drink it.
Health seems to holding up ok although my calves and quads cramped up a bit at a rest stop.
The cacti were in beautiful bloom today,especially the prickly pear and barrel cactus, lavender and yellow blossoms respectively. Had to pick a whole lot of spines out my ankle after misstepping into a churro(?) cactus.
I still love my umbrella. But couldn't use it quite as much as I would have liked due to high winds which are supposed to increase tonight with a slight chance of rain.
The biggest joy of my day was figuring out how to access my guest book and seeing so many messages from all of you. I am so lucky to have you all in my life!
I think I've smeared the last of the pesky gnats I let into my tent so probably time to sign off.
Love to all, Charlie/C3/PopPops











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C3 On 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: www.pcta.org

 

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