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City: Prescott Valley
State: AZ
Country: USA
Begins: Jul 27, 2017
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Sep 4th, 2017
Start: Mile 2630.48
End: Mile 2646.42
Daily Distance: 15.94
Trip Distance: 503.3
Daily Ascent: 3413
Daily Descent: 3894

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 246
Journal Visits: 10,942
Guestbook Views: 62
Guestbook Entrys: 4

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Midday still smoke

Smoky views

We woke to the worst smoke of the trip which was a real shame because the views were constant today. We met hikers going back to Hart's Pass early because the smoke was so bad.
As we were nearing our last water source for the day, we met the forest service ranger from Hart's Pass headed south. He came in an eastern trail to close all trails east of the PCT because the fire had moved after all. We were thanking God that this was our last night on the trail.
The closest camp to the border monument would leave us about 12.5 miles into Manning Park, Canada for our last day tomorrow so we carried water there. Water has been more scarce in this last section and much of it is seasonal. We were blessed that the high snow year meant we still had water at all the seasonal sources this year.
Most hikers stopped at a lake to camp but a couple of thru-hikers showed up to camp near us after tagging the monument tonight. We hadn't camped alone in this entire last section.

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Pacific Crest Trail 2017

Tom & Alicia

 

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