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Flyingkiwis - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2010

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City: Wellington
Country: New Zealand
Begins: Apr 13, 2010
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Jul 3rd, 2010
Trip Distance: 599.8
Entry Lat: 37.6047
Entry Lng: -119.0012

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,299
Journal Visits: 96,010
Guestbook Views: 8,410
Guestbook Entrys: 184

Pacific Crest Trail Map

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Kiwi crossing Evolution Creek 26 June

They're still ski-ing in Mammoth (just)

We are in Mammoth which is a ski resort. They are still skiing until 1pm each day and the season will close on Monday. We have had an interesting time since VVR with 916 miles covered. We went over Silver Pass at 10,900ft and then camped at 10,000ft. There is still an enormous amount of snow around which makes for hard hiking. Some of the drifts are quite low especially in the pine trees which are shaded from the sun. The scenery is very spectacular and even getting a bit ho-hum. The rivers are still in flood as is the trail in places. We passed between two lakes the other day, on stepping stones with a difference. They were two feet under water. It is all a bit unnerving! The sun still shines every day.

I will tell you a little of a typical day: Up at about 5.15, have breakfast, pack-up and leave camp at 6.30. We stop about every 2 hours for a 15 minute break and then have about 1 hour lunch break between 12 and 2. We keep going until about 5-6pm and then set up camp. We have dinner- mashed spuds with bacon bits or Ramen noodles with tuna or chicken and a hot chocolate. We then go to bed no later than 8pm and the cycle starts again.
Thank you for all your comments and encouragement on our blog, especially from my grandchildren, Jared, Maddie, Thomas and Pickles who along with their parents are following my exploits on the trail.
The next post will not be for a week or so as we get to more remote areas with fewer towns.
All the best
Kiwi and Doug (still)

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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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