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Begins: May 10, 2012
Date: Wed, Sep 19th, 2012
Trip Distance: 202.0
Entry Visits: 2,197
Journal Visits: 10,002
Guestbook Views: 473
Guestbook Entrys: 10
Pacific Crest Trail Map
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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.
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