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Elderly Ellen
State: AZ
Country: US
Begins: Apr 20, 2010
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, May 16th, 2010
Start: Gobblers Knob
End: Wrightwood
Daily Distance: 12
Trip Distance: 379.6

Journal Stats
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Structure and Yeahbut enjoying the mountains

Day 28

We slept cozy on our saddle last night. We were eventually joined by several other PCTers: Curley, Old Scout, Transient, Chin to name a few. Hiker midnight comes when the sun sets. No rowdy partying around a campfire when you know you have get up at first light and walk all day. And a ruddy sunrise it was, a combination of coastal fog and smog. We hit the traIl a little after 6, ready to climb 2000 feet. We hit open vistas and pine forest with more and more snow. On one side of the knife edge ridge we could look down to the valley floor at the San Andreas Fault. On the other side were the snow covered slopes of the Sheep Mountain Wilderness. On the north facing slopes, snow eventually completely covered the trail. Fortunately, a rough road parallels the trail. There were no tracks on the trail, so we did what everyone else had done and walked the road. It had snow, too, but less steep and safer. When we lost enough elevation, we got back on the trail. We ended the morning at highway 2, where 72 year old Structure showed his abilities in procuring a ride for the bunch of us. Tonight, we're in a little ski town. We have a resupply box to pick up tomorrow, then it's back to the trail. Confession of a distance hiker: I lost my comb 4 days ago. So my hair looks a bit 'scruffy'...I have no mirror to tell me how bad. To protect those around me, I have kept my hat on at all times. I cannot adequately describe my clothes. With no water to wash regularly, my clothes and I have an interesting patina and aroma. Good thing most of my clothes are tan colored!

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Pacific Crest Trail - 2010

Elderly Ellen and YeahBut
'The miracle isn't that I finished, the miracle is that I had the courage to start.' John (the Penguin) Bingham

 

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