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

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Jun 14th, 2011
Start: Near Fox Mill Spring - 682.6
End: Near Kern River Bridge - 706
Daily Distance: 23.4
Trip Distance: 706.0
Hours Hiked: 8.5
Entry Lat: 36.07523904
Entry Lng: -118.12714334

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Why I'm on the Trail

Day 25 - Kennedy Meadows and the Great Beyond

Today was a great day. I passed through Kennedy Meadow, ate, talked and resupplied. I started north on the trail then did some laundry and found a great place to camp with the sound of rushing water thundering in the canyon. I will sleep like a baby tonight. I also had to start hanging my food. It was quite a challenge because it weighs almost 20 lb. In the upcoming days I will use bear boxes that are located at several spots in the southern Sierra and once I'm out of that area my food weight will be much easier to hang.

One other major change, the Mosquitos are swarming. They haven't touched my treated clothes but they are going after skin. I may have to use my treated head net tonight for the first time.

I feel like I'm back home. My spiritual home so to speak is the Sierra and I'm now here, skeeters and all. Tomorrow I move deeper into the Range and higher in elevation. I'm am shooting for a high mileage day tomorrow in order to set me up with the ascent of Forester Pass two days later. Between the elevation, heat and pack weight tomorrow will be my biggest challenge.




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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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