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Malto
City: Atlanta
State: Georgia
Begins: May 21, 2011
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Jun 11th, 2011
Start: Golden Oak Spring - 583.3
End: Near Kelso Rd - 616.1
Daily Distance: 32.8
Trip Distance: 616.1
Hours Hiked: 12
Entry Lat: 35.44979157
Entry Lng: -118.22070319

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Sunset from my Bedroom

Day 22 - Can it get any better?

Sometimes days don't quite work out the way you expect and occasionally that is good. Today was one of those days. I was on the trail at 5am enjoying the early morning hours. The first few miles continued through dozens of windmills just like the previous days. Suddenly I climbed into a whole different terrain with large pines and a carpet of bright green miners lettuce. It looked like a fairy tale. I stopped by Robin Bird Spring and did something I wanted to do since I started, I took a two hour nap through the heat of the day, at least what little heat there was.

When I started up I passed a road and met a father and his two daughters who were heading to my destination for the day. I hiked the last 13 miles with them. I was nice to have some company after so many solo miles. They are hiking the PCT over several years. They often day hike an easily accessible section like today. The daughters were very strong hikers for their ago and frankly any age. It was great to see young folks out on the trail.

I'm camped back down in the desert. The sunset was spectacular and I can hear owls hooting away. It was about as good of a day as you can get.



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Malto's PCT Adventure

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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