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Brian "Gadget" Lewis
Begins: Jul 12, 2017
Date: Wed, Jul 12th, 2017
Start: Hwy 89 near Burney Falls mile 1415.5
End: Campsite near Jake's Creek mile 1425.3
Daily Distance: 9.8
Trip Distance: 9.8
Entry Visits: 254
Journal Visits: 6,844
Guestbook Views: 30
Guestbook Entrys: 2
Short, Hot, and Tiring
We left all 4 packs with Carl and Ed at the hwy 89 crossing of the PCT while Ann and I parked our car courtesy of the very kind RV Park owner about a mile away, then walked back. We all four started hiking at 8:40 am, finished about 2:30 or 3:00. Maybe 2500 feet of climbing, good (dusty) trail but pretty hot.
We are none of us in super strong hiking shape starting out, so a fairly short day to start with is just what the doctor ordered . We'll start hiking a lot earlier in the day tomorrow, and that will help.
We met a few thru-hikers when we took a break under the bridge at Rock Creek and exchanged some pleasantries. As I had read it sounds like a large majority of hikers this year skipped the Sierras... really big snow year so no wonder... and presumably hope to go back to hike that stretch later.
We're all pretty tired for such a short day, but we know that we're paying dues now in order to have strong legs for easier hiking later in the trip.
Gadget's Trail Journal
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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