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Crazy Cloud - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2012

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City: S.D.
State: CA.
Country: US.
Begins: May 27, 2012
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Sep 8th, 2012
Start: echo lake
End: tuolumne meadows

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 218
Journal Visits: 9,803
Guestbook Views: 1,476
Guestbook Entrys: 5

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Echo Lake to Tuolumne Meadows

I didn't stay long in Echo Lake. I planned to stuff my gullet there but when I couldn't charge my phone at the store I got ticked and walkked back to Cambell? CG just south of town to charge phone. I slept in one of their tent cabins the night before. I hiked out about 10 miles that day and made camp. I made a unplanned stop in Kennedy Meadows/ Sonora Pass to get a burger. A hunter at the trailhead gave me a lift to the resort. Once there I stuffed face on a burger and fries. I made it a quick stop and hitched out that afternoon. Hiked in a mile from TH and camped near water on trail. That night was the coldest night I spent on trail. The wind really picked up had to be a steady 35 mhp. I froze my asss off hiking till I got off the pass 4 hrs. Later. On my way to Tuolumne I passed a fire near Dorthy Lake. I stopped to get water and noticed some smoke coming from behind a crest of stone. The cloud got huge so I shouted out. No answer. I marched over the little hill to find a 60 ft. Area burning. I stomped on the fires edges and dump a quart of water on it. That was futile. So I I booked ass to higher ground to see of I could get a phone signal no dice. There was nothing I could do. So I continued down trail. As far as I know the fire luckily burnt itself out. I made it to Tuolumne at 4 pm after a 27 mile day to find the grill closed due to power outage. Another missed burger. I hitched down to the valley. And here's where my trip ended. My "thru- hike" turned out to be nothing like I had planned. Northbound turned southbound, injuries, fire detours, more hitching than I cared for, but all in all an awesome time. When I get the chance I'll make a more detailed post.

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Suffering exists, but no sufferer can be found.
Actions exist, but no doer of deeds is there.
Nirvana exists, but not the one who enters it.
The Path exists, but no traveler can be seen.

--The Visuddhimagga


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