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Jerniganh - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2012

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Hayden "Hot Dog" Jernigan
City: Tallahassee
State: Florida
Country: United States
Begins: May 21, 2012
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Jul 7th, 2012
Start: Tuolomne Meadows
End: Yosemite Valley
Daily Distance: 27
Trip Distance: 210.4

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 165
Journal Visits: 3,873
Guestbook Views: 128
Guestbook Entrys: 4

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Finishing the JMT

Today I found out that Kevin just got a flight out of San Francisco, therefore I am out here all alone. For the next 2 weeks I would be hiking/ in San Francisco. Yesterday Tripod left while I was looking for the free showers. I actually had to sneak into the shower that day because they wern't actually "free", they actually belonged to the guests. I just asked them where it was and they said only for guests, so I just went. I am a guest. Anyway, I was to hike down the PCT and not go down to Yosemite Valley.

The day was a late start, but I was happy to get out of there. There were lots of people hiking in Tuolomne Meadows. While I was hiking I ran into this guy with 2 other dudes. I probably already mentioned that everyone I see is totally over packed, but this guy was incredibility heavy. On the back of his pack is strapped a huge saw. While I was taking a break under a tree near them, a group of boy scouts were coming the same direction as me. Then pass they Heavy Man and asked, "what are you sawing out here?". Heavy man then sat down and pulled out a bow. The kind of bow that one uses to play a violin. He then begins to stroke the bow against the saw. The resulting sound resembled that of a gnat which is stuck in one's ear, very high pitched. It was pretty cool and I recorded about 4 seconds of it. Suddenly the camera stopped recording and it is soon followed by "OUT OF MEMORY". I really can't believe that I have run completely out of space on a 16 gb worth of SD card. Thankfully I have the adapter which I can use my phone card with too. In fact that is how I upload most of my pictures. So i put my phone memory card in the camera in order to make more high pixilated.

I continued down the trail, and not long after I left the Boy Scouts and the Heavy people I ran into another intersection in the trail. This one said Yong Lake. While I took the break I looked at the maps. I do remember seeing something that said "Yong Lake", so I took that one. After hauling ass down this trail I then encounter a little stream crossing. I run into so many of these that none of them seem to be very memorable, but this one was different. It actually changed the course of my trip. While I crossed the typical stream I notice I large rock that is distinct. I think for a min, "that looks pretty slippery", but before I even have time to think again my body takes the quick step on the rock. Suddenly I slip right off the rock. I fall on my hands, thankfully because I need my feet. My hands are optional. The fall was followed by some throbing pain in the palm of my left. I knew that it was shitty because I never feel it there. I squeeze my hand and it starts to bruise. some other heavy hikers coming the other direction. The first question I ask

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Cruising The Crest

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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