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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. ...

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...