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Bafrazier - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2011

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City: Hood River
State: OR
Country: USA
Begins: Aug 7, 2011
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Aug 21st, 2011
Start: Steamboat Lake
End: Bear Lake
Daily Distance: 13
Trip Distance: 57.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,939
Journal Visits: 7,572
Guestbook Views: 452
Guestbook Entrys: 6

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Indian Heaven - Bear Lake

Last night was very quiet at the lake. We originally planned on only doing seven miles but we finished up the seven miles by 11:30, so we decided to push on through to Bear Lake in Indian Heaven, which was just another 6.5 miles. We started running into thru hikers - Dirtmonger, Rhino, Titan, Waldo, and one fellow who didn't have a trail name. Since the first half of the day was so easy and fast, I assumed that we would cruise right on through to Bear Lake. Boy was I wrong! I have hiked Indian Heaven many times and have never seen so much snow in August. There is a ton of snow here. There are feets of snow here. I don't think its going to melt out this year.

We are camped at Bear Lake now at the west end as the east peninsula campsite is taken. The mosquitoes are horrendous and have chased us into our tents. Even with 100% Deet on, I am bitten from head to toe.

Even with the nasty mosquitoes and having to navigate through so much snow, it is so awesome to be on the trail and to be part of nature.

Tomorrow is a toss up on where we will end up for the night...

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Stevens Pass To Manning Park

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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