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Country: Obama Land
Begins: Apr 5, 2011
Date: Fri, Apr 22nd, 2011
Daily Distance: 17
Trip Distance: 34.0
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Pacific Crest Trail Map
AAAHHHHH, my first real zero day from the PCT. I started on WED April 6, had a zero day camped in a campground bathroom in the Laguna MTNS because of a short cold storm that rolled through on that Friday. It wasn't just cold, but that WIND. This was my first bathroom camp and probably not my last.
If you are starting about now, water is not hard to find, but look up and print 4jeffreys water report. Its helpful and other thru hikers that are unprepared will be jealious. Its not very hot, but soon will be. Let your feet breath often. My feet look and feel fantastic. I am sore, but that is part of the growing pains.
I am now at mile 251, or Onyx Summit just outside of Big Bear Lake. The San Jacinto's have A LOT of snow. If your unprepared for the SNOW then consider going around (down devils slide into Idyllwild then hitch hwy 243, then up Black Mtn Road back to the PCT)
The San Bernardino's have alot of snow ALSO, but the PCT comes near it and you only cross a few patches.
Seen rattlesnakes, smelled and seen skunks, cool looking lizards, funny other hikers, and lots of blue sky days.
I am taking a few days off to help here in the San Bernardino's at our Volunteer US Forestry camp for the SGWA. And to go with a freind to the Kick Off Party. AND ALSO to burn some time to let the Sierra Snow melt a little.
Thats it for now. Enjoy your trails and tails of adventure. See ya out there...
Mosquitos or hikers. Who is at the top of this food chain ?