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

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Sep 2nd, 2013
Start: mile 2081
End: Timberline Lodge
Daily Distance: 26
Trip Distance: 1,881.5

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 715
Journal Visits: 158,715
Guestbook Views: 9,810
Guestbook Entrys: 150

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Will Climb For Beer

Is it really possible? Should we push the miles and get to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood for dinner and a beer? Yes, it would be so. We hauled ass all day. Probably hiked the fastest we've ever hiked. But it was totally worth it and it was fun to have the challenge.

Nature highlights include watching a squirrel knock at least 50 cones down from about 150 feet up in a tree as well as all the mushrooms popping up from the recent rains. They think it's that time of the year.

We decided that we'd need to hit hwy 35, Barlow road, by 5 pm in order to make dinner. After trudging the last sandy mile up the flanks of Mt. Hood we rolled in about 630 pm. Music festival was just ending and I made it to the store just before they closed to get my resupply box. Turns out they have no record of it. Luckily, the hiker box was quite fruitful and I'll survive the next two hiking days. Only thing missing is the maps but I know the way.

Ginormous baked potato with chili and Mt. Hood brewing ipa for dinner. Some of the musicians were jamming in the lodge lounge which was totally cool. Stayed up way to late listening to them and enjoying the warm atmosphere at the lodge. Kinda got kicked out around 11 pm and we headed back out to the trail to find a camping spot.

The climb up to Timberline Lodge was incredible. The snow-capped peak glowed in the evening sun as the thick fog blew in. I put on some tunes and watched the scenery unfold. There were all these birds in the shrubs along the trail and they would fly out as I walked by. Pretty cool!

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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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