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Miss Alaska
City: Homer
State: Alaska
Begins: Sep 2, 2010
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Oct 3rd, 2010
Start: Somewhere in Lyell Canyon
End: Yosemite Valley
Daily Distance: 6.9
Trip Distance: 273.2

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,544
Journal Visits: 14,358
Guestbook Views: 600
Guestbook Entrys: 2

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Tuolumne Meadows 1.4 miles

End of Journey

I hate when a journey comes to an end. The weather matched my mood as I tried to remain upbeat when we reached the deserted campground. In fact, everything was closed down for the season. We still had to get to Yosemite Village where Chris's cousin was going to pick us up tomorrow. We were quite soggy from yesterday's storm and did not relish camping out, so proceeded to make our way down the road to a good hitchhiking spot. A trailhead nearby looked like the likely place. A nice lady said she wasn't going to Yosemite, but could give us a ride to the next large pullout where are chances were better. At this pullout, traffic was coming and going just not in our direction. it started to downpour and I must have had that desperate look on my face when a lady pulled in. I hadn't gotten the words out of my mouth yet and she said she could give us a ride all the way to Yosemite Village. Thank you Carolyn MacKenzie! You were a true trail angel that day. Carolyn turned out to be very familiar with the area and gave us the grand tour. We landed in the village and had a real culture shock. Oh, the people!! I can't imagine being here in the peak of the tourist season. We felt so sorry for ourselves, we splurged and split a room at the infamous Ahwahnee Resort. I made a visit to the clinic for my eye and was referred to an eye doctor in Fresno first thing tomorrow. Chris took in the evening performance of Shelton Johnson speaking on the Buffalo Soldier while I stayed in the room with a very sore eyeball. It was a good thing we weren't camping out as the thunder and lightning lasted into the night.

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PCT/JMT 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. Join the PCTA to support this trail.


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