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Fredrik "Space Age" Rehnmark
City: Houston
State: Texas
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 23, 2014
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, May 4th, 2014
Start: mile 134
End: mile 150

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 380
Journal Visits: 43,665
Guestbook Views: 5,641
Guestbook Entrys: 40

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Trail Angel Mary

Since leaving Warner Springs, the trail talk has revolved mostly around water. Lost Valley Spring at mile 120 and Tule Spring at mile 137 were both flowing with cool, clear water (treatment strongly suggested).
Water caches in between were refreshing but one should not plan around them, since they could be dry, as some have been. With the extra water, it was possible to enjoy the desert in full bloom.
I reached Anza just as the afternoon sun was beating down with no relief except for the occasional gust that threatened to pop my parasol inside out or send it flying into the thorny thickets on either side of the trail for an untimely shredding.
Keeping pace with Whynot, Balance, Glenn and Mark, we were all surprised to see a small laminated sign inviting PCT Hikers to stop and enjoy burgers and drinks until 3:00, compliments of Trail Angel Mary! My mind filled with visions of what this oasis might look like and I glanced down at my watch. 2:58! Only 2 minutes to spare! Then I saw the temporary structure about 100 yards away, downhill off to the left of the trail and changed course without hesitation.
Hiker traffic had been very light that day until we showed up and our hosts were wondering what they would do with all the food they had brought. Problem solved!

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Breaking Concepts

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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