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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: Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Start: death canyon camp
End: poison spring meadow
Daily Distance: 18
Trip Distance: 589.9

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Entry Visits: 820
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Guestbook Entrys: 150

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looking east to Owens Valley

Deathly Poison

Dry Owens Valley
Water taken by LA
Nice cold spring water

It's rather amazing how in the short period of a day or two I've gone from dodging the sun to seeking it out. It's cold up here in the high country. And this morning was no exception. Probably one of the hardest parts of the cold is getting out of your sleeping bag in the morning. I finally forced myself to get up at 6 am. Wasn't on trail until 730 am.

The morning climb was not so bad. I just kicked it into low gear and puffed away. The reward at the top was a view to the east of the dry Owens lake bed. I managed to get cell service and posted a couple journals. The morning miles slipped by slowly. G Dub wasn't feeling well from the altitude and said he hadn't slept well last night because he was out of breath.

Around 130 pm I caught up with G Dub who was lounged on the side of the trail. Turns out he had accidentally drained all his water when he laid his backpack on his platypus bite valve about 5 miles back. I gave him some of my water and told him we were only about a mile from water so lets get going. I think he was a little out of it. We got to the water and he couldn't find his prescription glasses. Seeing how he probably was dehydrated and suffering from altitude sickness I went back the 2 mile round trip to look for them. As luck would have it, I could not find them. I told G Dub that a marmot took them.

Was hoping to make chicken spring lake tonight but just too tired to push the extra miles. We camped 4 miles before the lake at a nice spring. It's rather funny to me that we went from death canyon to poison spring. Ominous start to the southern Sierra. And wouldn't you know it, a new blister today.

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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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