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Jack "John Deer" Wallace
State: WA
Country: USA
Begins: May 14, 2015
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, May 29th, 2015
Start: Kelso Valley Road
End: north to mile 623 and back
Trip Distance: 19.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 212
Journal Visits: 3,548
Guestbook Views: 158
Guestbook Entrys: 2

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Hot hot hot

Another out and back hike to connect the dot where I came south out of Bird Spring Pass. I slept in the car last night right at the road and trail. Another early start meant I could get to my turn around point in a few hours. There were lots of road crossings, no water, plenty of cows and some up and down. The only pleasant part of the day were the Pinon trees on the north side of Mayan Peak.

Psychologically, the day started good. I was visualizing getting this part done and moving over to finish my one last stretch in section F. I am afraid that my mental state deteriorated significantly as I turned back south and the temperature rose.

Two trail angels were setting up at the pass when I returned; watermelon, cold drinks, ice. I just did not feel like I deserved any and it should be saved for the real thru hikers that would be coming soon.

When I got in my car, I still had it in my mind that I was going to turn up Paiute Mt Rd and continue over to Jawbone Canyon Rd. This was one end point; I have from there to Hwy 58 to complete.

As I drove along, I just kept going north past my turn and headed to Lone Pine. I just did not have it in me to do that 35 mile leg.

I had a nice burrito in Lone Pine which was already full of through hikers.

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Jack's Big And Stupid Human Trick -Part 6

Jack Wallace aka John Deer

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. Join the PCTA (www.pcta.org) to support this trail.

 

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