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Jalopytech - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2013

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City: Globe
State: Arizona
Country: #1
Begins: Jun 17, 2013
Direction: Southbound

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, May 22nd, 2013
Start: Highway 242, Oregon
End: Tehachapi, Ca
Daily Distance: 0

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I've been back packing since I was 10, carried some heavy stuff (sleeping bag with cowboy's printed inside and a real canvas tarp) and went, what seemed like at the time a long ways. My parents considered it normal behavior for a kid that must be suffering some sort of brain injury, probably do to the lack of oxygen before birth. So now I'm 57 and still wandering. Not interested about the Mexican end of the journey, nor the Canadian end, so I'm just going for the 2000 mile sweat spot in the middle. All of my stuff is shipped, plane ticket confirmed and am now just waiting and occasionally consider some other thing to carry, just in case I don't have enough stuff to buckle my knees. I'm not a marathon hiker, nor a picture taker and am traumatized by herds of campers. I have found that when I look at pictures afterwards, its as if they are someone else's. So I have learned to absorb what I see and if someone else wants to see my pictures I tell them to pack up and go take their own. I think it will be interesting to meet you N/B hikers on my S/B way towards home, I'll be the one with the wheelbarrow.

I have been watching the various web cams in Oregon near the PCT before and after storms and it looks to be a very dry summer. Crater Lake seems to be holding its own with regular dustings of snow. ski resort web cams near PCT show "closed"

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