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Nancy
City: Chico
State: CA
Begins: Apr 17, 2013
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Nov 10th, 2013
Start: Mile 1235.9 Quincy La Porte Road
End: Mile 1238.5
Daily Distance: 2.6
Trip Distance: 719.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 880
Journal Visits: 45,444
Guestbook Views: 1,776
Guestbook Entrys: 54

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Trail markers: old and new.

Quincy La Porte Road northbound

With this 5.2 mile round trip hike, I've finished all the PCT in the La Porte area. Today I noticed that there were no human footprints on the trail, just deer, bear, fox and smaller mammals. It's the end of the season and recent weather has erased all traces of the many hikers who passed through here this year. Soon the snow will cover come and cover it all. This could well be my last PCT hike of the season. I've said that before and then had good enough weather to keep going. Finishing Section M from Sierra City to Belden was a possibility, but I have three hikes to do and they are all long, 18-20 round trip miles each. So we'll just see. Oh, maybe just one more. It's hard to let go. My next entry may be a hike or may be a post trip report of some kind.

I didn't take a photo today, but liked this one from somewhere in this general area. PCT trail marker is sitting above a much older trail marker. It is my understanding that these old trail markers carved in to trees were meant to resemble a candle and flame, lighting the way. I love the fact that the PCT follows trails that have been in use for so long. As I walk along, I feel so much a part of history here, so many have passed here before and so many will follow. It feels oddly magical.


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My 2013 Hike On The PCT

Nancy

 

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