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Begins: Apr 25, 2010
Date: Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
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I think today is the friday which makes it the 11th. i don't really know what to make of the past few days in yosemite. this could be home. I can't decide if i'm forcing the decision just because i want to be able to climb everyday. the cool thing is that i've really had no muscle soreness (except the soles of my feet) on the whole trail until i got here and started climbing. being on trail seems a bit illogical now with the lack of food funds and the desire to be here. there is just so much to do that is thousands of times more beautiful than anything i've seen so far on the PCT. I think my best idea/plan is to work as much as i can quickly and hike the john muir trail at the end of july or august. that seems to be the part of the trail that i really want to do as soon as possible.
being here give me goosebumps like nothing before. this is the end or pause of my pct vacation and the beginning of another thrilling adventure. I guess i haven't really described my days here.
day 1 went bouldering before breakfast with coast (eddie) and renee, after a few attempts on an easy problem i ended up making it. I was really happy with my effort since i fell a few times without punting (falling off due to mental blocks, saying "i'm falling" and jumping off). renee ended up sending the problem too right before she had to go to work so that put her in a great mood. it was awesome watching her do the problem since she is short her first few moves were dramatic. then eddie and i pack bags for an overnight backpacking trip into the backcountry, then headed to camp 4 to find some of his friends that were bouldering. we didn't end up finding them but we bouldered all day. Eddie is great to go climbing with he is super positive and patient. i ended up finishing one of his warm up problems after all day of effort and a lot of falls. we went had dinner then went bouldering again at night with headlamps. Watching ernie (one of eddie's climbing friends) was inspiring, no words really fit to describe how smooth he is.
day2 set out early to go to some sport climbs on the other side of the park. there were 5 of us in total (eddie, ernie, daniel, richard and i), we went to a beautiful overhanging juggy wall with a long flake running diagonally across it. I spent all day trying to stick the first move. i kept peeling off the first hold, but i did get really close to making the first grab. It was richard's first time climbing on rope and it was amazing to see him crush this climb. I don't think he topped out but he progressed so fast it was great to watch and really inspiring. had a great evening just looking around this area and had a barbeque at night with some good ribs and chicken. what a world this is that we live in.
Andy's PCT Hike 2010
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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