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I now officially have a trail name!
For those who don't know, a trail name is often given to long distance hikers in the US, particularly those attempting big sections of the PCT or Appalachian trail, It makes it easier to identify people and is part of the whole culture. I've wanted one for a long time.
I am now officially known as 'Skywalker'. This is both a reference to Star Wars (being taught everything trail related by another hiker ...
... next half of an hour swimming from one rocky outcropping to another it was really fun, but swimming at 8,000 ft. Is a bit tiring! Kyle had been using the trekking poles for the last 2 days because an old ankle injury was making his ankle hurt. Unfortunately about 5 miles from the end of our hike he turned the able and we hobbled slowly into Echo Lake Store were ...
South Lake Tahoe This was never really part of our plan either but as we were only about 4 hours away we thought we would take a trip there! We arrived around noon and after spending a long time looking for a parking space we had a nice walk around the South part ...
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Day 47 - 5/23/2014
19 miles to hilltop campsite. (676)
Day 48 - 5/24/2014
21 miles to sandy pines. (697)
Day 49 - 5/25/2014
5 miles to Kennedy Meadows General store. (702)
We have finally made it to Kennedy Meadows! This location is considered the pct portal to the true Sierras. We have heard that within 15 miles the high desert finally ends and we enter hiking paradise.
Day 50 - 5/26/2014
14.5 miles to an ...
... replacement car but I'd lose out on the gas I'd bought) we decided to take the new sat nav and hightail out. Perhaps S Fran would be better. Here in Nevada, the roads were busier and either side we could see the high rises of the hotels and gambling resorts. Eventually we left the maelstrom as the winding road took us to Lake Tahoe. Surrounded by pine trees and luxurious houses, the lake was another sight ...
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