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Dfmaher - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2015

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Dan "OffTrail" Maher
City: San Diego
State: CA
Country: US
Begins: Mar 31, 2015
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, Jul 31st, 2015
Start: PCT mi 1250
End: Scotts summit campground
Daily Distance: 8
Trip Distance: 776.9

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 371
Journal Visits: 23,141
Guestbook Views: 1,415
Guestbook Entrys: 26

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The End

Up by 0530, and on the trail after the usual leisurely coffee and breakfast. All the thruhikers are charging down the trail, eager for miles. We find an ice cold spring, right on trail - delicious water.
K and I chatted with an older, grizzled hiker heading south to Truckee - full of hiker war stories (10d survival epic after falling off a waterfall) - clearly loved the trail and not 'the life' elsewhere.

My last day on the PCT - with good company I'm no longer so eager to leave the trail. I slow my pace, chat with Keshav for awhile, laugh with Scott and after a quick 8mi, the road is near. One last time with Clocks on my MP3 player (thanks Chris -that song is filled with good memories). Scott is at the finish (hwy3 and Scott Summit), camera ready, recording my passage.
Couldn't be better.
On the drive down the mtn, Scott spots a large pool in the Trinity river, so we pull over and go swimming - perfect temp, crystal clear water. We frolick like kids for half an hour. Beer in Shasta city, some mystical moments for Keshav under the gaze of Mt Shasta and off we go.
Heading home.

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Dan's PCT Hike

OffTrail - this time, I'll have to stay on trail! With a leisurely pace and many guests joining me on trail for short sections, I expect this to be a terrific experience for all. Come join me on the trail!
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