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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: Thu, Jul 4th, 2013
Start: 975
End: 992
Daily Distance: 17
Trip Distance: 854.5

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 572
Journal Visits: 187,663
Guestbook Views: 9,995
Guestbook Entrys: 150

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my new hat and salt stains

Am I In The Desert?

Allergy central
The mosquito exhaustion
Hugs among trail friends

Hugs to start the day. And then drugged trail climbing. I took a claritin this morning to see if it would help with my allergies. I'm so tired of these allergies. I had a groggy morning but did feel better this afternoon which helped me power up a steep, hot climb. Am I still in the desert? Why is it so damn hot? I'm in the Sierra, over 8000 feet and I'm burning up. Perhaps the plus side was that it was too hot for the mosquitos to torture me.

No thundershowers today but the mosquitos went to a whole new level. Insane! And if your body is not completely covered, the effort it takes to swat them drains you. The hair on my arms has turned blond which lays in stark contrast to my tan. These blond hairs have helped entangle many mosquitos and alert me to their presence. Late this afternoon I could no longer take the abuse and put on my pant legs and head net. There are currently at least 200 mosquitos in between my tent and my fly and their high pitched buzz is even tiring to listen to.

I'm exhausted. And I have my vestibule open looking for some shooting star fireworks.

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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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