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PCT North California, PCT Thru Hike / 20.06.2018

At mile 1498.3. Hiked 20.9 miles today. I seem to be hungry nearly all of the time. Shortly after I eat and start hiking again I begin to feel weak and steeply. I’ll need to resupply with increased snacks to keep me going between meals Crossed Squaw Valley Creek on this footbridge. Other views of Squaw Valley Creek flowing through the canyon. View of cloud covered Mt. Shasta. It couldn’t. Be pleasant  limbing into those clouds. Views of Castle Crag. A tiger lily. People: Hiked with and passed back and forth with Rough Ridge Andy  Shortcut....

PCT North California, PCT Thru Hike / 20.06.2018

At mile 1477.4. Hiked 22.3 miles today. PCT hikers cross ledges blasted out of rock and stop to photograph the dramatic trail with a view, sbut they usually don’t wonder who built it or how. Today I met the person that built these trails. Ted Tobiason blasted the rock where he is seen posing. He worked for a company under contract with the Forest Service to do excavations needed for the PCT. Ted carried around a 125 lb rock drill with a 3 ft drill bit. He would drill...

PCT North California / 17.06.2018

Day 56 At mile 1455.1. Hiked 22.4 miles today. Reached 1000 miles hiked. Lot of bear sign including this awesome bear track. There was a great deal of very large bear scat. The largest I had ever seen. Already one hiker warned me to move through this area fast. Guthook has comments on water sources such as “a bear hung out at this spring all day” and “there is a bear that lives at this stream”.  I want to know how a hiker knew that a bear hung out all...

PCT North California / 16.06.2018

At mile 1432.7. Hiked 20.3 miles today. I spied a rookery with large storks of some sort nesting all over a dead tree. Occasionally a stork would spread its large wings and take off in flight. It would swoop back with a long stick in its beak to be woven into one of the platform sized nests. I made the side trip to Burney Falls where I also stopped at the General Store to buy 2 ice cream bars and a little ice to keep my 50 sausages cool (now...

PCT North California / 15.06.2018

At mile 1412.4. Hiked 18.8 miles today.   I’ve struck trail magic in Northern California! Yesterday, I had an anonymous cooler full of cold sodas and snacks on the Hat Rim. Today, Tracy and John were waiting at a road crossing  for some lucky PCT hiker to come along. I was the lucky one. I had a Sprite and one of Tracy’s homemade brownies. And we were talking it turned out that Tracy had already accessed my blog via a link from PCTA.org. It was a hot day, but at least yesterday there...

PCT North California / 15.06.2018

At mile 1393.6 Hiked 23.9 miles today. I  hiked an early 7 miles to the Chevron Statiion in Old Staion where I managed a  limited resupply to get me to  Dunesmeir. I bought 50 precooked breakfast sausages. Maybe I should start the sausage challenge. Live off sausages  for 5 days of hiking. I l’ai bought stovetop stuffing and plan to use sausage with stuffing. I am inventing a new breakfast called the PCT. Porridge with Cooked Turkey sausage. The desert came to Northern California today at Hot Creek Rim. ...