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Joat - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2013

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Ken "joat" Taylor
City: Grass Valley
State: CA
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 6, 2013
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Oct 7th, 2013
Start: Mile 1654
End: Mile 1657.5
Daily Distance: 3.5
Trip Distance: 2,362.9
Hours Hiked: 1
Entry Lat: 41.824609
Entry Lng: -123.136515
Min Temp: 65
Max Temp: 65
Breaks: 0
People Met: 0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 703
Journal Visits: 63,531
Guestbook Views: 2,587
Guestbook Entrys: 48

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Saied Valley Pan

Saied Valley - Done at last

The purist in me dictates that I do the last 3.5 miles, even though it's a road walk. Deb thinks I'm silly, but drives me out the horribly windey 35 miles (out and 35 miles back) of hwy 96 during our return trip from my high school reunion.

She dropped me off along the Klamath River at 4:50, right where Megan's Dad picked me up on July 14th. No clouds and the temperature was perfect for walking.

I saw deer, crows, a hawk, goats and cows. Trees were in the process of changing colors in a few places and there were even some sweet pea blossoming. Just about everybody that passed me in their cars smiled and waved. It felt great to have finally finished my mixed-up hike from Mexico to Canada.

Special thanks to Deb and Dad and all the trail angels along the way for their support during this fantastic adventure. Thanks also to everyone else who enabled or encouraged or otherwise sent good thoughts my way. You are all wonderful and very much appreciated.


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The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go.

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:


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