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Lee Grisham
City: Reno
State: Nevada
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 15, 2020
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Apr 28th, 2020
Trip Distance: 71.6

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 164
Journal Visits: 3,649
Guestbook Views: 26
Guestbook Entrys: 3

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Day 13 April 28th

Day 13 April 28th


Up early and on trail by 620. Needed to get water at the spring 4 miles ahead but when I got there it was a mile down to the spring. Opted to continue to the next spring but it was not signed and I walked past it too.


This new mountain is steeper, both up and down, and had severe trail erosion. When I reached Forbes saddle I was low on water. My choice was to climb 2000' and 4 miles or descend to a stream. The original intent was to exit into town at Spitler Trailhead and descend to be picked up, or walk into town. This climb and descent had no water on it. The Forbes saddle trail did not require another climb, only a descent to a stream and out to the highway. So I took Forbes down and got water. On the way out to the highway I met up with some day hikers who offered to take me into town!!! They dropped me off at the Inn. I will take a zero day and relax and let my feet mend. I also began to feel sharp stabs in my lower legs (shin splints) that have me concerned. Rest is important!

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Lees PCT 2020

The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2650 mile national scenic trail that runs from the Mexican border up to the Canadian border through California, Oregon and Washington. The trail crosses over 57 major mountain passes. It dips into 19 major canyons and ambles past more than 1,000 lakes and tarns. The PCT passes through five national monuments, five state park units, six national parks, seven BLM field offices, 25 national forest units and 48 federal wilderness areas.

 

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