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City: Hood River
State: OR
Country: USA
Begins: Jul 28, 2014
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, Aug 20th, 2014
Start: Squaw Creek
End: Donner's Pass
Daily Distance: 13
Trip Distance: 232.7

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,767
Journal Visits: 8,967
Guestbook Views: 400
Guestbook Entrys: 9

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Last Day

Well, today is the last day on the trail for Jingle Bell and me. Jingle Bell is definitely ready to be done with the trail. I'm always sad to be finished with the section hike each year, but fresh food, a hot shower, and rest my feet sounds really good right now. We said our goodbyes to Gas Passer and headed down the trail towards Donner's Pass. We were warned to carry extra water as there wasn't any water available for the last 10 miles. The weather was perfect for hiking and the morning went quickly. We met a mom and her daughter who were doing their very first backpacking trip from Echo Lake to Donner's Pass. They were on their seventh day and were totally ready to get off the trail. Then the afternoon was spent going uphill and the closer we got the more excited we were to finish our section hike. About six miles from the end, we hiked up and over a saddle and was amazed at the beautiful views before us. So hard to describe. Will post photos when I return home. Dave and Bella were at the trailhead waiting for us with refreshments. The drive down back to South Lake Tahoe was gorgeous. This is one amazing place. We definitely want to come back down and ride all the paved bike trails (plus all the incredible hiking!). Back in town we showered and then went out to an Italian restaurant. Very good!

This is the last journal entry for this year's section hike. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed every mile under our feet. We met great people, saw a variety of wildlife, experienced a vast amount of weather changes, and left with a huge amount of respect for the Sierra.

.....and for all those folks who were worried about bears, we saw not a one.....

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PCT Section Hike - Reds Meadows To Donner Pass

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

 

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