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Yucaipatim - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2018

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Tim Hafner
City: Yucaipa
State: CA
Country: USA
Begins: May 11, 2018
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, May 15th, 2018
Start: Scizzors Crossing - Mile 77
End: Trailside Camp - Mile 97.5
Daily Distance: 20.5
Trip Distance: 97.5

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 80
Journal Visits: 2,215
Guestbook Views: 13
Guestbook Entrys: 0

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San Felipe Hills

2018 PCT Section Hike - Day 5

Bob and Elizabeth stayed in Julien.

I headed out of Julien at 7a to hitch back to the trail.

Got a ride from JoAnn after walking about a mile down the road.

Headed up into the San Felipe Hills at 8a.

It got into the Mid 90's.

The hike turned into another airshow.

Buzzed by another F-18.

Two attack helicopters flew over a ridge very close to me.

Two more attack helicopters off in the distance later in the day.

Had cell reception most of the day; Face-timed several people.

Great campsite.

Loving Life.

Post-Hike Comments:

I woke up to a text from Bob indicating that he was still not feeling well, and that he and Elizabeth planned to stay in Julien at least another day. We decided I would hike ahead and that they would shoot for meeting me in Warner Springs the next day if Bob felt better. At about 7am I headed out to try and score a ride back to Scizzors Crossing. After walking down the road about a mile, JoAnn, a local fire service employee, picked me up and gave me a ride. She spends a lot of time on her days off giving hikers rides. Julien is an awesome little town and very hiker friendly. During all of my pre-planning, going back to 2009, I never planned to go to Julien. Now, having hiked the section, I couldn't imagine not going. I headed out solo into the San Felipe Hills at about 8am. I could tell it was gonna be hot, and I regretted not getting started earlier. I enjoyed hiking alone, but also missed Bob and Elizabeth. I eventually reached the 3rd Gate Water Cache, which was very impressive. There was a ton of water there (like 2 pallets full of bottled water). The day turned into another airshow, with military aircraft passing overhead throughout the day. I got to the point where I was spending more time looking for airplanes than I was looking for wildlife. After covering a little over 20 miles, I found a great trailside campsite - with a sweet view of the valley below. I set myself up well for a short day (12 miles) into Warner Springs the following day.

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