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Ron & Julie "Snowplow & Rubber Legs" Cluster
City: Eugene
State: OR
Country: USA
Begins: Jul 17, 2010
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, Jul 16th, 2010
Start: Quincy-LaPorte Rd
End: Chimney Rock - 5981 ft
Daily Distance: 2.2
Trip Distance: 2.2
Hours Hiked: 1
Daily Ascent: 346
Daily Descent: 356
Min Elevation: 5763
Max Elevation: 6055
Entry Lat: 39.77232
Entry Lng: -120.96135
Min Temp: 73
Max Temp: 83
People Met: 2

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 511
Journal Visits: 8,523
Guestbook Views: 340
Guestbook Entrys: 7

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Back on the PCT

WooHoo! Back on the PCT

We left Eugene at 7am for the eleven hour trip to the trailhead. It's about nine hours actual driving time but we had a couple of fuel stops and a lunch break. We took it easy going up the Quincy-LaPorte Rd because it is steep and very crooked. It's all paved and in good condition but 25-30 mph was plenty fast enough for me.

It was around 100 degrees in Quincy but by the time we had reached the trailhead it had cooled off to about 83. Not too bad. We said goodbye to our son, (Thank you Bob!) and started up the trail just before 7pm. After a half mile we reached the spot where we had camped last year, the night before we had to head down into Quincy because of my kidney stone. No problems this time, just strolled right on by.

We walked for about an hour until we came to a nice tent spot in the trees. We had gone a little over two miles which is further than we had planned so we decided to take it. The trail begins a pretty good descent shortly ahead and there probably won't be camping spots until we reach the Middle Fork of the Feather River down in the bottom. That's probably where we will be tomorrow night.

The trail is pretty good through here. There were a few trees across the trail but only one that we had to go around. Lots of trees so plenty of shade too. It's a nice calm evening with about a quarter moon. Just enough wind that we can hear it in the distance through the trees. Other than that there is not a sound. It feels great to be out on the PCT again.

Animal sitings: Chipmunks

Walk on.....

Snowplow & Rubber Legs

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Ron & Julie On The PCT - 2010

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

 

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