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Lion Heart
City: Ukiah
State: CA
Begins: Apr 25, 2013
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, May 29th, 2013
Start: Agua Dulce
End: ridge camp mile 464
Daily Distance: 7
Trip Distance: 350.9

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 605
Journal Visits: 158,701
Guestbook Views: 9,810
Guestbook Entrys: 150

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looking back towards hwy 14

Toeday Is The Day

Awoke with the sun for the first time in nearly two weeks. It felt really late when I finally looked at my watch at 530 am. I decided to hike out in the afternoon so I had a leisurely morning of reading and laying in my cot.

I rode a bicycle the short distance into town. My atrophing bicycle muscles appreciated the ride. And I appreciated the bicycle bridging the gap between the fast moving car and my soon to be walking. I even helped repair a couple flat tires of the Saufley bike fleet.

Toeday was my big day to get back on trail after sitting around for nearly two weeks. Managed to catch a ride to the trail head and then had a nearly two thousand foot climb. It was surreal. Like an out of body experience. I seemed to stumble down the trail, my body not really understanding what to do. The toe is doing well. I moved delicately and deliberately, like the slow confidence of a continent. Camped here tonight with Porsche and I'm pretty sure I can hear a mountain lion in the distance so my nerves are a little unsettled.

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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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