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Days 9-10: Pastures of Plenty and Warner Springs Goodness

Day 9 (Apr. 2): Waking up early at Barrel Spring, I was eager to pack up and go, since a meetup with Dwight and wonderdog Molly at Warner Springs was in my immediate future, just 8.5 miles up the trail. … Continue reading

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Days 6-8: The Desert, an Amazing Dessert, and a Two-Snake Trek through the San Felipe Hills to Barrel Springs

Day 6 (March 30) found me packing up a wet tent from the light rain that fell during the night and continuing my downhill trek toward Scissors Crossing, where I would connect the next morning with friends Lynn and Charlie … Continue reading

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Days 2-5: Sun! Monster Winds! Snow! Icicles!

Walking carefully on blisters through a SoCal wonderland It seems like a month since my Day 1 post, but I’m actually on Day 10, back with my laptop to report on Days 2 through 5 on the PCT. Days 2 … Continue reading

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PCT Day 1: Canada, I’m on my way!

Southern Terminus to Lake Morena March 25, 2016 I’m sure the final week before starting a PCT thru-hike is a crazy-busy time for everyone. Mine included: launching registration for ResoSummit, a virtual Gold Rush that takes two days to process, … Continue reading

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Desolation Wilderness: Echo Lakes-Aloha Lake (Aug. 30 & 31, 2015)

A few photos from an overnight hike from Echo Lake (PCT Mile 1092.3) to Aloha Lake with Molly: Upper and Lower Echo Lakes are connected by a narrow channel, navigable by boat only when the water is high enough. This … Continue reading

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JMT Faves: Muir Trail Ranch, Selden Pass & Marie Lake (Aug. 2015)

Last week, I had the great fun of taking Dwight to see some of the places I loved the most while hiking the John Muir Trail last year: Muir Trail Ranch (MTR), Selden Pass and Marie Lake. Dwight is always … Continue reading

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