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Jack5455 - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2010

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Jack "John Deer" Wallace
State: WA
Country: USA
Begins: May 1, 2010
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, Jul 16th, 2010

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 388
Journal Visits: 14,357
Guestbook Views: 604
Guestbook Entrys: 11

Journal Plan

Pacific Crest Trail Map

Time to pack up

I am finally getting ramped up for my multi-section trip this summer. I had originally planned to pick up where I left off last year filling in the gap from Hikertown to Trail Pass. Obviously, that did not happen. Instead, I had an incredibly rewarding experience as a "gofer" at Hiker Heaven. "Gofer?" Go for this and go for that - gofer.

My revised plan is to start at Castella on July 21 and head north as far as I can or the Washington border. That adds up to about 650 miles if I am successful. Since I will not be in "trail shape", I expect the herd to pass me as I trudge through Oregon. My goal is 10 to 18 miles per day depending on terrain while I suspect most of the herd will be doing 25+ miles per day.

The travel logistics include: bus into Seattle; train to Dunsmuir ariving at the unpleasant hour of 12:45 a.m.; stay overnight at a motel; walk to Castle Crags State Park on the 20th; and start out in earnest early on the 21st.

I don't know how often I will be able to update this journal since I don't expect to have computer access very often. The first time may be as late as Ashland but I will be re-supplying in Etna and Seiad Valley. The situation will be similar from Ashland to Cascade Locks. I do not plan to divert into Bend or Sisters and all other re-supply points are fairly remote lake resorts or youth camps. I will do the best I can.

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Jack's Big And Stupid Human Trick -Part 2

Jack Wallace aka John Deer

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. Join the PCTA ( to support this trail.


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