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Tskye - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2010

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City: Winthrop
State: Washington
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 15, 2010
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, Jul 16th, 2010
Start: Ashland, OR
End: Crater Lake
Daily Distance: 4
Trip Distance: 647.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 644
Journal Visits: 41,512
Guestbook Views: 6,407
Guestbook Entrys: 123

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beautiful Crater Lake

Crater Lake

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I'm as happy as a clam, a total 100% turnaround from yesterday, and I
owe it all to Steve. Steve is a very kind man, a PCT lover, who picked
me up today after 45 minutes of very hot hitchhiking and took me all
the way to Crater Lake NP. On the way we stopped at Four Mile Lakes, a
very lovely NF camping area, to secure his campsite. I met his friend
Cassie ( pronounced Casey), who was so friendly I thought about
hanging with them for a couple of days. Steve offered that option, but
Crater Lake called. I helped Steve move his kitchen/trailer a couple
of times until we got his favorite site, then it was on to Crater
Lake. Steve drove me 40+ miles, right to Mazama Campground. I didn't
mention, Steve has hiked all of OR and much of the SoCa PCT, so he's
very familiar with trail life. I was feeling so down yesterday, I owe
a lot to Steve. He made the difference for me today as far as my
attitude for this hike.
Another good thing-I think I may be able to avoid a lot of snow by
hiking the west rim of Crater Lake. I talked to a Ranger, and it seems
doable. And then there's Crater Lake-what a jewel! Another gasp
outloud first view. It was a perfect day, and a perfect view of the
lake. I had a Park employee named Chris stop and give me a ride to the
lake(the campground is 7 mies away). It was awesome there. I even got
cell service-I called Dave and my sister Chris to tell them where I
was. Dave was right when he said to take everything that comes as part
of the adventure. That's my philosophy from now on. Today was total
testiment to that. A lot happened, and the kindness of strangers was a
big part. I think I'll stay here one more day, then head north. The
mosquitoes are bad, but I'm in such a good mood even they don't bother

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