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Dave
City: San Diego
State: California
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 9, 2015
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, May 23rd, 2015
Start: Mile 651, Walker Pass
End: Mile 664
Daily Distance: 13
Trip Distance: 358.0
Entry Lat: 35.741699
Entry Lng: -118.024174

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,510
Journal Visits: 12,617
Guestbook Views: 642
Guestbook Entrys: 7

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Sierraish mountains!

It's beginning to look a lot like the Sierra

Well, I did end up hitching to Lake Isabella with another hiker. Two factors made the decision easier: I didn't have enough food to get to Kennedy Meadows, the next resupply, and it was about to rain. We quickly covered 11 miles to Hwy 178 and got a ride from the first truck that came down. Interesting ride too. The guy was involved in "dynamic sailing" model aircraft. What they do is wait to get high- speed winds, like 60 to 80 mph, and see how fast their planes fly. Incredibly, the record is 505 mph! The ride back today was cool too. From an incredulous CHP officer who told us we couldn't hitch the highway. He had never heard of the PCT and when we told him about it he had us crawl into the back seat for a ride about half way to the trailhead and a better spot to hitch. If you've never been in a cruiser, there's not much room in the back. Think my Mini Cooper has more space. Finished the ride with a nice woman who was on the phone with her husband, whom I'd just asked for a ride at a gas station. Yay!

Hiking is much better, and the Sierra are ever closer. I'm getting pretty excited and in a much better frame of mind. I'm camped at a spring that has water that may or may not have unhealthy levels of uranium in it. You decide. I'll let you know if I start glowing.

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Pacific Crest Trail - 2015

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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