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PCT Sierras, PCT Thru Hike / 23.08.2018

At mile 706.7. Hiked 25.2 PCT miles plus 0.8 miles to store and back. The sky was so blue. Gone are the smoky days in Washington.  It was a great day to hike in the high desert. The trail gradually climbed up through ever higher hills above a drainage; progressing in a sensible direction. It felt good when I topped out at 8008 feet, an elevation I hadn’t seen for a very long time. Above is a dead tree at 8008 feet. The landscape was open and appeared to have...

Pacific Crest Trail, PCT Sierras / 22.08.2018

At mile 659.4. Hiked 7.3 miles today. Today Cache22 drove me from his home in Sacramento to Walker Pass. We took the scenic route on highway 50 and highway 395 traveling down the Eastern Sierra. We passed Echo Lake where my hike will end and we went through Mammoth, Independence, and Lone Pine, all towns I may visit later for resupply.  It was great to be back in the desert with its wide open views and beautiful sunsets. I didn’t start hiking until shortly before 5 pm and I had...