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City: Packwood
State: Washington
Begins: Jul 17, 2011
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Aug 4th, 2011
Start: redding,ca

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 632
Journal Visits: 12,480
Guestbook Views: 436
Guestbook Entrys: 8

Gear list

Pacific Crest Trail Map

Random thoughts!

some things about the hike:

-ate 4 bugs
-used deet 4 times
-used sunblock once/day
-hit by 1 small rock (passing truck)
-took 5 showers (twice at one town)
-stayed in 2 hotels while on trail
-stayed in 2 hotels before and after trail
-stayed at 2 trail angels homes
-hit by 1 bee in forehead
-washed laundry 3 times
-saw 1 rattlesnake
-1 big 10" lizard
-countless small lizards
-0 bears
-0 cats
-countless miles of snow
-fell 19 (?) times on snow
-fell once on dirt
-postholed twice(fell thru snow)
-rode 1 bus -2 cars getting to trail
-hitched 1 ride, rode 1 bus and 2 trains,and 1 car to get home
-hiked 18 days
-329 miles
-average 18.233 miles/ day
-shortest day 6.9 miles ( last day)
-longest day 33 miles (second to last day)

- I learned more patience and tolerance .... stepped out of my comfort zone, and did things I didn't think I could do (dropping down the sqaw valley snow covered ski lift!!)

-and received the most amazing-mind blowing kindness, from the trail angels who opened their homes (let us/me do laundry, shower, and fed/ treated us like family) to others who offered rides to town - this trip has been amazing!!!

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Look Out We Come!!!!!

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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