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Lionheart - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2013

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

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Jun 2nd, 2013
Start: water cache
End: Tehachapi
Daily Distance: 9
Trip Distance: 406.9

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 972
Journal Visits: 189,266
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Guestbook Entrys: 150

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burnt trail and turbines in distance

Turbine Town

Morning red sun smoke
Wind turbines starting to spin
Tehachapi rest

I'd say I awoke to a fine dusting of ash all over everything except that I awoke every time that Porsche walked by my head during the night to go pee. The sun slowly arose and shone red through the smoke cloud.

Finally got on trail by 7 am and made my way down the previously burnt and shadeless trail. I took a short break in the shadow of a wind turbine but in no time it clicked on and my shade disappeared.

After arriving at the trail head, G Dub and I hitched into Tehachapi in the back of a large van where two boys sat unseatbelted. We sat on an old tire and held onto the van walls. They dropped us at the best western where we saw other hikers. Very expensive here. They claim hiker discount at $ 90 but I don't buy it. Had to twist G Dub's arm a bit to stay. He was ready to head back out. G Dub has what probably is a brown recluse spider bite on his foot but he keeps hiking through the pain. It looks like a red, oblong quarter-shaped zone of hurt.

Showers. Beer. Food. Rest. Ahhhh.

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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:


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