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Knock on Wood (formerly known as Pure Luck)
City: Coquitlam
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Begins: Apr 29, 2013
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Jun 10th, 2013
Start: Rock Creek
End: Tyndall Creek Campsite
Daily Distance: 15
Trip Distance: 740.6

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 503
Journal Visits: 16,597
Guestbook Views: 656
Guestbook Entrys: 14

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The Mountains Are Calling

For 700 miles, I've been waiting for this; to enter into the Sierras once again. In 2011, the heavy snow made the passes and creek crossings nearly impossible. This year, I'm anxious to actually see what the Sierras truly look like.
I got going around 8am this morning. The one thing about camping over 10,000 feet is it's much colder and harder to get out of bed. I packed up and headed out over the first creek crossing. No problem. The water is low and I'm hoping all the creeks are this easy this year. As I made my way up over the first climb, I was rewarded with my first view of Mt Whitney. I made my way down the steep switchbacks and found a perfect shot of Mt. Whitney. Almost on cue, a deer walked into my shot and now have an even better picture of Mt. Whitney. I ate a quick lunch of chicken and rice and continued on. I'm hoping to get within a few miles of Forester Pass so I'm able to climb it early in the morning.
The climb up was absolutely beautiful. Towering peaks 360 degrees. 1000 year old trees. This is truly God's country. Unfortunately, cameras can't capture the whole picture.
The next creek crossing I was a little nervous about. In 2011, Tyndall Creek was waist deep and fairly strong. I reached it and was able to hop over it stepping on a few stones. I didn't even get wet.
Although, i only did 15 miles, it has been one of the best hiking days so far. Tomorrow, Forester's Pass and into the wild for 7 days.

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??If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish.??
-Charles Dickens

 

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