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

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Aug 13th, 2013
Start: Seiad Valley
End: bear dog spring
Daily Distance: 21
Trip Distance: 1,472.5

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 495
Journal Visits: 158,572
Guestbook Views: 9,810
Guestbook Entrys: 150

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pancakes being made

Death By Pancake

The Pancake Challenge
Alligator lizard leap
Climbing all day long


Spirits were high as Kpax prepared for the pancake challenge. The cafe opened at 7 and we all went over for breakfast. You should see the spatula used to flip these mega pancakes. 5 one pound pancakes that towered above the platter were soon sitting before Kpax. Ready. Set. Go. Two hour time limit. Kpax soon realized the pain ahead of him. As he choked down the last bites of the second pancake, he could eat no more. Even his eyes bulged. His stomach had turned into a brick and he had to go lay down. But the guy is amazing. In no time he was up and we hiked out by 10 am.

We opted for the Seiad creek alternate which follows the creek and then climbs past waterfalls. It's a pretty awesome way to go and we rejoined the pct about
4 pm.

5 days off in Etna, first day back on trail had lots of rock, 15 miles downhill and then a road walk has given me a blister on the pad of my left foot. Hurts like hell.

Camped here tonight with Kpax near a spring. Put my border celebration drink in the cold spring water. The moon is glowing orange.

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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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