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Scottsonger - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2012

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Scott Songer
City: Rohnert Park
State: CA
Country: U.S.A.
Begins: Apr 26, 2012
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, May 27th, 2012
Start: eagles roost picnic area
End: fiddle neck spring
Daily Distance: 20
Trip Distance: 397.0
Hours Hiked: 10
Entry Lat: 37.376
Entry Lng: -119.011984

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,074
Journal Visits: 8,781
Guestbook Views: 201
Guestbook Entrys: 3

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clouds before they envelope the trail

shin splints....aaahhhh!!!c

I woke up to sun! It was a spectacular sight after the previous day. I had lots of time to laze around because gator is a VERY slow riser. Shutterburst and I had time to dry out our bags and tents and eat before gator was even stirring!
We got on the trail around 9 and began our road walk which we had postponed yesterday due to the thick fog.
My shins began hurting today, indicating the beginning of shin splints. Actually, the pain had begun yesterday, but increased by today to the point that I felt I needed to slow down. As a result, I ended up hiking behind gator and Shutterburst. I was not able to make it to our intended destination, and stopped a few miles short. I would rather stop when I feel it is prudent rather than push to camp with friends and injure myself more.
There will be more poodle dog bush up ahead as well. The talk of the trail right now is what to do about it. There are detours to avoid it, but many people are taking the trail anyway. Shutterburst, gator, and I decided we would rather take the detour than risk the PDB.
Because I was slower, I ended up camping away from my hiking partners, and hoped I would see them the next day.

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