Postholer.Com Login   Journals   Maps   Data Books   Planner   Snow   Google Maps

Charlie Hyde - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2010

rss
Entry 107 of 155
First  :: Previous  :: Next  :: Last

View/Sign my Guestbook

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

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Aug 14th, 2010
Start: Etna Summit
End: Cold Spring by Red Rock Valley
Daily Distance: 20.8
Trip Distance: 1,559.0
Hours Hiked: 9

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 419
Journal Visits: 63,400
Guestbook Views: 7,794
Guestbook Entrys: 109

Pacific Crest Trail Map

View: 1  2  3  4  5 
(Click image for full size)


Columbine and Tiger Lily

What a Day for a Daydream..Custom Made for a Daydreamin' Boy...

Plenty of time for some good daydreaming today, didn't see a soul on
the trail all day until 5:30 when southbounder Matt/Chocolate and
Cheese and I passed.
The daydreaming didn't keep me from realizing how tired I was pretty
much all day. Might have had something to do with not getting a very
good sleep. Even though it was great fun catching up with old friend
Chief Daddy and the others in the hiker hut, the carousing and tv
watching until 2:00 am in the room I was trying to sleep in didn't
work so well. Next time I'll splurge and get a private room.
Perhaps also contributing to my fatigue were the hot west facing scree
slopes I was on most of the day. The heat really saps my strength and
rather than use my umbrella I chose to use both trekking poles to save
my joints. Tomorrow I think I'll use the chrome dome again to keep
cooler.
Rather than list the dozens and dozens of reasons to hate scree
slopes, I'm going to mention the one nice thing I can say about them,
they provide homes for my favorite mountain beasts, the fuzzy wuzzy
bright eyed marmots!
Instead I'm going to give you some of the many reasons I absolutely
LOVE the forests: they provide shade from the hot sun. They often have
cool breezes flowing through them. They're quiet. They're mysterious.
The duff or forest debris and needles make a soft trail that's easy on
the feet, knees, hips, and back. There's no scree. The trail usually
has a steady slope not a lot of tiring roller coastering up and down.
Woodpeckers! Fungus. Dozens of different kinds of cones. Moss. Owls.
Good hiding places if you want one. Usually few mosquitos. Bilbo loved
them and the Ents. Shade, shade, shade. I love em, especially
northwest forests with lots of old growth Douglas Fir. And they're
great for skiing in winter!.
To be fair to scree I will mention one thing I dislike about some of
the forests here: they are home to the little flying gnats that dance
around in front of your face before dive bombing into your eyes or
flying into your nose.
Off to bed just as Pika and Catch Up roll into my private little
campsite in the dark. Ah well, there are only so many watering holes
in these mountains.
{startlocation=Etna
Summit}





--
Sent from my mobile device

Entry 107 of 155
First  :: Previous  :: Next  :: Last

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

 

  Printed Maps :: Google Maps :: Journals :: Trail Planners :: Data Books :: Gear Lists :: Snow :: Elevation Profiles  

Postholer.Com © 2005-2019 - Sitemap - W3C