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Kung Fu - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2011

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City: Chicago
State: IL
Country: USA
Begins: May 18, 2011
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, Jun 3rd, 2011
Start: mile 652, Walker Pass
End: mile 657
Daily Distance: 5
Trip Distance: 169.7

Journal Stats
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Today would be a late start. After getting all my gear packed away, I headed for the Son-Rise coffee house in Lake Isabella for a cup of joe. I sat for at least an hour enjoying my coffee and a scone before I went over to the post office to collect my package of fuel tablets. Luckily, they were in and then I waited to take the commuter bus to Onyx, 17 miles from Walker Pass. On the way, the bus picked up C-Train and The Beave, so at least I would have company to the trailhead. We got a ride from Birdie, who lived in the area. Momma Moab and her son were acting as trail angels for a few days, so I stopped for a bit of food and conversation before heading up the trail.

Since it was rather late in the day, and there was quite a climb straight away, I camped at a campground 5 miles in with another hiker who had already done 20 miles that day. The area is still desert, but that will all change soon! I am a bit tired of the desert, it can be barren at some times. Sometimes I would spot a beautiful pink cactus bloom, and there were some other small wildflowers in abundance as well. There was a lot of burn area, too.

Next stop, Kennedy Meadows!

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Kung Fu's PCT 2011

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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