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

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Sep 12th, 2013
Start: mile 2283
End: white pass
Daily Distance: 21
Trip Distance: 2,045.5

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 742
Journal Visits: 158,579
Guestbook Views: 9,810
Guestbook Entrys: 150

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Adams sunrise

Rock The Goat

Was on trail by 630 am so I could catch the sunrise as I hiked. Watched the sky turn from pink to blue. Watched Mt. Adams turn to glow. Watched marmots clatter through the slate.

By 730 am I was crossing my first glacier of the day and headed towards the knife edge ridge. In the distance, Mt. Rainier glistened. I took my time, soaking in this beautiful place. 5 miles in 4 hours. I love the Goat Rocks. There really aren't words to describe the beauty. Perhaps Regina said it best. And, despite all efforts, I did not see the illusive goats.

Time to make tracks. 16 miles in 6.5 hours. Got to White Pass, a gas station/mini mart/winter ski lodge, just in time to get a room, shower and do my laundry before the mini mart closed at 6 pm.

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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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