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

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Jul 29th, 2013
Start: sunset ridge
End: mile 1469
Daily Distance: 30
Trip Distance: 1,258.5

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 515
Journal Visits: 158,570
Guestbook Views: 9,810
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ridge sunrise

Coastal Day

Metamorphosed rock
Mountain lion and deer tracks
Mountain coastal day


Woke up in good spirits and for some reason was thinking about the ridiculous but hilarious movie RV. "Part SUV, part ATV, and certified by the DMV." If you haven't seen it, it's worth a watch just for Robin Williams' funnies. Was a little slow getting up but managed to catch some of the ridge top sunrise. On the trail not far from where I slept, I noticed two different sized mountain lion paw prints in addition to the frequent deer tracks.

Good spring water all morning but later in the day I had to carry water for a 16 mile stretch to avoid going off trail for water. The afternoon turned to an eery, cloudy fog which made me think I was at the coast. Without the breeze it was warm and muggy. The foggy haze was so think that I couldn't see Mt. Shasta anymore.

Today I kept thinking about my experience with Goku at Burney Falls. He was still hungry after his first dinner. I mentioned that the store had microwave food too. He got real excited, almost like a child would, and motioned for me to follow him into the store. He eventually picked out a ham and cheese hot pocket. I decoded the wrapper and got it cooking in the microwave (you see Scott, it's a good thing I practiced). When the microwave was done zapping the life out of the food Goku topped it with pickles, ketchup and mustard. I've never had so much fun helping someone use the microwave before.

This evening as I forced my feet to go the last few miles, I descended into a river valley and it is quite cool here. A gigantic 5 point buck stopped by to say hi. Good thing as I was wondering what was crunching around in the forest.

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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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