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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. ...

PCT North California / 13.06.2018

At mile 1369.7. Hiked 19.4 miles today.  Here is King Creek crossing. Impossible to cross here with dry feet unless you remove your shoes. Here is where I crossed King creek using a log by walking upstream. Next I came to this boardwalk crossing a beautiful green wetland. I came to Twin Lake where I took a break and swam. The deer didn’t seem to mind. I walked along Twin Lake for a while. I walked through miles of burned forest that allowed many views of Mount Lassen. Mount Lassen is over 10,000 feet. Here...

PCT North California / 13.06.2018

At mile 1350.3. Hiked 22.8 miles today. My original plan was to hike to boundary spring and camp outside Lassen National Park. This was to make it easy to hike through Lassen without camping which would have required carrying a bear canister. I then realized that I could camp in the Lassen National Park campground and use the campground’s bear lockers. A bonus was that I could have dinner at nearby Drakesbad ranch.  At Drakesbad, not only did I have dinner, but I had a hot shower, clothes washing in...