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PCT North California, PCT Thru Hike / 25.06.2018

At mile 1599.7. Hiked 8.9 miles today.  Dan, the Packer, gave me a ride down the summit into Etna.This means that he leads his pack mules up the PCT to supply trail maintainers. He has also used his mules to support last year’s fire fighting effort for the Island Fire in Klamath National Forest. Horses and a mule where Dan was headed when he dropped me off. One time long ago, Dan was leading his mules down trail when a cougar appeared next to the trail. The cougar quickly crouched down behind...

PCT North California / 25.06.2018

At mile 1590.8. Hiked 24.7 miles today.  Vertical Feet Ascent was 4500. The last 3 days have had beautiful vistas of mountains, meadows, and rock formations. Each day better than the last with today being the best. Photos don’t translate, but I’m sharing a lot of photos today. Here is what I thought were cool rocks. I see a lot of rock fields and I don’t know what it was about this one that stood out for me.  Flowers with mountain background in morning light. Trail with Russian Mountain in background. Entering...

PCT North California / 25.06.2018

Under At mile 1566.1. Hiked 21.8 miles today. I slept late, relaxed some and laid in my tent enjoying a bright red sunrise over Mt Shasta, while eating my triple pack of Raisins and Spice Oatmeal, 2 Strawberry frosted Pop Tarts, and cold Folgers coffee. Even after all that lounging around I was on the trail at 6:36 am and had done 10 miles by 10:10 am. The trail wound between and around mountains. With new views around every corner and new and varied wildflowers the walk was interesting....

PCT North California / 25.06.2018

At mile 1544.3. Hiked 23.2 miles today. The trail was a series of ups and downs in the morning which did its damage early causing my legs to be sore later in the day on much easier trail. The morning is of soft light. I came to White Ridge Spring. No treatment of water here. (Anyway, I have all of the drugs needed to treat many waterborne illnesses and it’s symptoms.) It was coming straight out of the ground; cool and refreshing. Here is the trail. Can you find the little patch of...

PCT North California / 24.06.2018

At mile 1521.1. Hiked 17.9 miles today. With a heavy pack loaded with a 5 day resupply and a long climb in the heat, I decided to cut the day short and stop hiking at 4:30 PM. I also took several cooling off breaks to prevent the heat from causing problems. The steepest part of the climb over, I finally reached a small creek where I filled my water bottles and took a long recovery lunch. The day was spent climbing up and around Castle Crag. Here are some photos...

PCT North California / 24.06.2018

At mile 1503.2. Hiked 4.9 miles today. I crossed the Sacramento River shortly before reaching Interstate-5 where I hitched a ride to Mt Shasta.  The river just springs from the rocks not far upstream. Rivers here have a tendency of springing from rocks. Here is a trail register I signed with my Uphillhikes logo. I walked all over town shopping for resupply and feeding myself. I tried for a barber, but as I learned Bret the town barber had flexible hours. In other words if he wanted to fish or go...