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DMoney - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2012

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David Harris
City: Upland
State: CA
Country: USA
Begins: May 10, 2012
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, Sep 19th, 2012
Trip Distance: 202.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 2,819
Journal Visits: 11,171
Guestbook Views: 488
Guestbook Entrys: 10

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Devil's Chair


I've now been of the trail for two months. It was great to have six weeks off to enjoy with my kids before returning to work. My grandmother Shirley Harris had a stroke and I was thankful to be able to visit her before she passed away in September.

For about a month after the trip, my right toes became numb again when I wore shoes. The foot has gradually healed, but is not yet completely back to normal. I still attribute the injury to inadequate footwear, particularly on the rocky descent from Mather Pass.

In August, I had the chance to finish out Section D from Guffy Camp to Agua Dulce. It was hot, especially for the ~40 miles through the Station Fire burn area. Hiking the PCT outside of thru-hiker season was a much different experience and I enjoyed the solitude.

I have neglected sorting pictures and posting these entries because I have been busy preparing an electronic hiking guidebook app. The code is finally stabilizing and now it is time to review my field notes and create some content.

I continue to be very thankful for my wife who sent me out on the adventure and for all the family and friends who supported me along the trail. It was a tremendous adventure and I look forward to the chance to hike more sections in the future.

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DMoney PCT 2012

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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