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Daniel Jacobs - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2018

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City: Dixon
State: CA - California
Country: United States
Begins: Mar 2, 2018
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Oct 1st, 2017
Start: home
End: home
Daily Distance: 0
Trip Distance: 4.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 369
Journal Visits: 4,418
Guestbook Views: 23
Guestbook Entrys: 2

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2017 heavy snow year/ river crossing

i am disappointed in the fear sent out all hikers to postpone their hiking plans which i had done after careful considerations of snow sensor levels making you hike 15 plus feet above the trail. But the snow was melting quickly and causing other issues at creek/river crossings. i had followed a few journals and was every interesting on how hikers were coping with these issues. For safety of future hikers these are things to consider when crossing water unless you are Moses or Jesus you will get wet. #1 look for the widest spot or a split meaning this point one side is deep and other is shallow this could take you up stream or down stream #2 throw a stick in the water to test flow if you can walk faster then it is flowing in current then you can cross it safely. Remove gear and use trekking pole to test depth but walking out half way thigh deep or less is safe. any deeper take out sleeping pad and air up to float back pack across. waterproof all electronics. if carrying back pack unbuckle it for quick removal if you fall. useing your trekking poles for balance on downstream side of you careful move with short steps and firmly plant your feet before moving and face upstream as much as possible. group crossing is much better and safer . Now the application for early hikers is Novemeber 1st which i am appling for March 1st 2018 and keeping me ears closed to the reports.

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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:


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