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City: Mi Wuk Village
State: CA
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 25, 2013
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, May 9th, 2013
Start: White Water Creek
End: Mission Springs Trail Camp, 239.9
Daily Distance: 19.5
Trip Distance: 239.9
Daily Ascent: 6451
Daily Descent: 1143
Entry Lat: 34.125645
Entry Lng: -116.758681

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 469
Journal Visits: 52,338
Guestbook Views: 3,630
Guestbook Entrys: 88

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Sunrise at White Water Creek

Thunder

Slept very well last night. Some clouds at dawn warned of possible weather, but the cloud cover made for nice hiking conditions. Headed out alone for most of the morning. The trail gave good views back to Mt. San Jacinto and ahead to Mt. San Gorgino. The trail went around the mountain and for a good part of the day followed winding creeks with nice streams. The trail wound ever upwards.

Eventually I caught up with Thirstyboots. At a break, Joe caught up with us. Joe had hiked 42 miles from Fobes Saddle to Ziggy & The Bear where he spent two days. About then the sky started rumbling and we offered the name Lighting Rod to Joe. After awhile Ginger caught up with us. I guess she was trying to out run the thunderstorm.

Shortly after that we came to a burned area which had a plant that sure looked like Poodle Dog Bush. We did our best to avoid it as it has some kind of fibrous skin irritant that can put people in the hospital.

We came across the Wild Boys cooking dinner and stopped to fill our water bottles. We pressed on to our planned campsite which is back up at about 8000 ft from about 3000 ft this morning. There are 6 other PCT hikers here.

As I started to set up for another night of cowboy camping, the thunder started again and it started raining. I decided I'd better set up my tarp and barely got it up when it started dumping. Snuggled under my tarp as best as I could and pulled in the ground sheet to keep things dry. Cooked dinner by putting the alcohol stove just outside the front cover. Now I'm laying under my quilt keeping warm while the rain patters on the tarp. Hopefully it will clear up when the sun goes down.

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Pacific Crest Trail 2013

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: www.pcta.org

 

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