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Charlie "Tahoma 29" Hyde
Country: United States
Begins: Apr 22, 2010
Date: Sun, Jul 25th, 2010
End: Frog Spring
Daily Distance: 15
Trip Distance: 1,256.9
Hours Hiked: 6
Entry Visits: 508
Journal Visits: 63,401
Guestbook Views: 7,794
Guestbook Entrys: 109
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Hydraulic Gold Ore Crusher in Belden
Almost 10:30 so I'll be brief. The three of us hiked today with Hui,
Minnesotan in Manhattan and a nice young guy. Shin and I had a big
breakfast at Caribou Crossing and a couple hours later lunch at the
Belden Resort so our tanks were full and we made really good uphill
time of about 2.5 mph in spite of the big climb of 4600 ft and
considerable tree fall we had to negotiate late in the day.
We're camped at Frog Spring which should be renamed "True Mosquito
Hell" for the incessant swarms of mosquitos we've had to net and DEET
ourselves to survive.
Big day tomorrow, hoping to do 28 so we can hit highly popular
Drakesbad Ranch for Tuesday lunch or early dinner.
My new goal has become to hike two consecutive days without injuring
myself! I can't remember when I last achieved that. And even though I
rammed my foot into another hidden little stump today the impact was
spread between the toes and didn't dislodge any toe nails so I'm
counting today as a non-injury day. Yay!
Got to talk to all three of my wonderful children today. I miss them
so much and wish I weren't missing our summer together, but will keep
on plugging away. Tomorrow we pass the half-way monument. Quite an
achievement- 1325 miles! We'll celebrate somehow at Drakesbad.
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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