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City: Sacramento
State: CA
Country: United States
Begins: May 5, 2010
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Jul 27th, 2010
Start: Paynes Lake (1600.4)
End: Shadow Lake (1627.4)
Daily Distance: 27.5
Trip Distance: 1,678.6

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Sunset over the Marble Mountains

A Scare in the Marbles

The past two or three days, I haven't really felt right. I can't really put my finger on it. I feel like I may be fighting a bug, but fear it may be more complicated. My muscles and joints feel good, but there were some symptoms that scared me today and made me think it could even end my hike. One of the less severe symptoms was feeling tired and lightheaded. I'm sure it has something to do with walking a marathon plus everyday. I plan to take a nearo in Seiad Valley and a couple zeros in Ashland. Hopefully that will cure it.

Today I exited the Russian Wilderness and entered the amazing Marble Mountains. There were only a couple people on the trail today, so there was plenty of room in this vast wilderness.

One of the people I met was Graduate, whom I hadn't seen since Belden. He had found a fire ring with an old grill and starting up a campfire to roast some hot dogs. I told him my concerns over my health as we caught up on what we've been up to the past several hundred miles and cooked up some hot dogs. Graduate is a bright young 21 year old who has already graduated from Rutgers University (poly sci major). This thruhike was his graduation present. It was good to see Graduate again and the hot dogs hit the spot. Thanks Graduate! We started hiking again and Graduate was soon far ahead of me.

I slowly cruised along and chose to camp at yet another lake tonight. This one is slightly off the PCT, called Shadow Lake. This lake is perched above the Sky High Lakes and has an incredible view overlooking the Marble Mountains. The small lakes in this region are relatively warm this time of year with few bugs. So I took an evening swim while watching an unreal red sunset. It felt great to wash some of the dirt off me and it calmed my stress over my health.

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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:


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