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City: Bainbridge Island
State: Washington
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 7, 2015
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, May 25th, 2015
Start: Mile 517
End: Tylerhorse Canyon Mile 541.5
Daily Distance: 24
Trip Distance: 494.2

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 406
Journal Visits: 50,580
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Day 34

Today was all about water, how much we needed to carry and how long we had to walk on top of it, now there's a trick very few people can do, but today we did it for miles and miles, maybe someone should write a book about us and sell a couple hundred million copies!! So how did Bisquik, I and numerous other hikers pull off this feat, well it's called the LA Aqueduct and a some point in time they put a lid on it and now it's part of the PCT. So while we were carrying all the water we needed for a whole day crossing the Mojave desert we were literally walking on top of the water supply for LA with no way to access it.
On the trail at 5.30am to beat some of the heat and while the day was warm it wasn't unbearable. I was on the receiving end of two wonderful bits of trail magic today, the first was when a gentleman was standing at the bottom of his driveway, out in the middle of nowhere I might add, and invited me and several other hikers up to his camp for cold drink, sandwiches and chips he and his family have been coming to their land here for three generations. There was of course one of those small world trail experiences thrown in when I told him I was from Bainbridge and he mentioned his daughter manages our preforming arts center!!
Spent quite a few miles today walking thru the middle of a huge wind farm, that's a first for me. Also saw a huge mob of sheep which seemed out of place but come to find out they have been raised here for generations by the same family.
The second magic of the day was provided by a fellow, Continental Drifter, who plans on hiking the trail in a year or two and he was driving the dirt roads we were walking on giving out fruit, cookies and water, thanks CD.
Are cowboy camping tonight as this canyon has reputation of blowing tents down although just a breeze right now. Tomorrow it will be a motel and dinner in Mojave!!!
Alls well on the PCT
Kiwi

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