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Miss Alaska
City: Homer
State: Alaska
Begins: Sep 2, 2010
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Oct 2nd, 2010
Start: Near Rush Creek Trail
End: Lyell Canyon
Daily Distance: 8.4
Trip Distance: 266.3

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 487
Journal Visits: 13,519
Guestbook Views: 591
Guestbook Entrys: 2

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Last Pass-Donohue 11,056

What an eventful day! Our last pass of the trip was Donohue Pass at 11,056. Being the hiking machines that we are now, it was a piece of cake. The Yosemite high country and Mt. Lyell at 13,114' laid out for our descent to Lyell Canyon. We are having a real thunderstorm as we get down to the Lyell Fork. Thunderstorms are rare where we live in Alaska, so I was pretty excited. I was remembering what the book said about not being out in the open meadows during a lighting storm, when a CRACK! BOOM! sent us running for the forest edge. That was too close! Chris has been nervously watching her pedometer waiting for the 999,999. She was afraid the thing would just turn over to "0" before we had a chance to document the momentous occasion, and then our friends would never believe we had done a million steps. It was pouring down rain as we paused to click the pic. We were debating setting up camp in the rain or just going for it and getting out to Tuolumne Meadows. A group of hikers searching for a missing hiker passed us heading back up the trail. Hope they find him. The storm seemed to be past us, so we found a site off the trail and decided to get a fresh start tomorrow. That was enough excitement for one day!

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PCT/JMT 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. Join the PCTA to support this trail.

 

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