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Chukar Bird - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2016

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City: Apple Valley
State: California
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 23, 2016
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Oct 2nd, 2016
Start: campsite mile 2641
End: Manning Park Canada
Daily Distance: 18
Trip Distance: 2,521.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 2,682
Journal Visits: 68,491
Guestbook Views: 864
Guestbook Entrys: 67

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It is finished!

Mission Accomplished!!!

Holly Mackerel, I made it! Such a wonderful day! Lisa and the girls met me a couple miles up the trail, from Manning park. They made very good time driving from Southern California! I don't think they took many breaks and all three drove! Can I say it's really nice to be back with my family! I missed them :)

It was 9 miles and all downhill to the US/Canada border this morning. I touched the northern terminus at 9:49am! I stayed at the border for maybe 30 minutes then started the 9 mile hike to Manning park. I ran into Lisa and the girls at 1:00pm and made it to the Lodge in Manning Park at 1:30pm. Now I can set my pack down for good! Lol!!

I know I will think differently down the road but I am so happy to be done. It was an experience that was sometimes fun, sometimes hard and sometimes relaxing but overall it was long. I am glad I did it but now it's time to get back to normal!

I plan to write a couple more posts, maybe on gear and statistics so make sure to check back soon...

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JR Lamb - PCT Journal 2016

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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