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Jack "John Deer" Wallace
State: WA
Country: USA
Begins: May 1, 2011
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Sep 13th, 2011
Start: Twilight Lake
End: Snoqualmie Pass
Daily Distance: 10
Trip Distance: 398.0
Daily Ascent: 1500
Entry Lat: 47.426403
Entry Lng: -121.415577

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 496
Journal Visits: 11,774
Guestbook Views: 485
Guestbook Entrys: 3

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Morning at Twilight Lake

Snoqualmie Pass or bust

I am really glad I put the rain fly on last night. Around midnight, I wake up to this plop, plop, ploppity, plop on my tent. Fog set in; the humidity went to 100%; and a tree dripped on me the rest of the night. It woke up Buffalo Sly too but he was dry.

I just slept in and let the fog burn off; after all, I only had 10 miles to the pass. I have hiked most of this 10 miles several times over the years except from Twilight Lake to the cut off to Cold Creek. I was really happy to see that the blow downs had been cut out; that took a crew quite a while even with chain saws. Hiking this leg was like visiting an old friend: Mirror Lake, the cutoff to Tinkham Tarns and Silver Peak, Windy Pass, Olallie Meadow, Rock Creek, Lodge Lake and then down to the pass.

About 1 mile from the trail head, my friend Bill appeared even though he is hurting with a severely sprained ankle. That was nice to see him plus he was giving me a ride home. First, we had to stop at the Pancake House for what turned out to be pretty mediocre food. I would have thought that a Pancake House could make good pancakes; apparently not yet.

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Jack Wallace aka John Deer

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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