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We came around to Walker Pass, mile 650 and found what...? Pancakes. Big fluffy pancakes...made by Yogi. This was a pretty big deal to me at least. Yogi is a bonafide PCT and trail world celebrity. She literally wrote the book on the PCT, Yogi's Guide. Every year since 06 or 07 Yogi and comrades make the trek to Walker Pass campground and do some seriously intense trail magic. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, ...
... I'm so excited. Day 43 - 5/19/2014 19 miles to Hamp William's Pass (596.5) Day 44 - 5/20/2014 20.5 miles to Butterbredt Canyon (617) We are slowly entering the Sierras. So many new things to worry about. Like bears and snow. The terrain is changing so much, if feels like a completely different trail. We had 40s and wintery mix all day today. Yea! We can see about 40 miles north of us (where we are heading) and it looks like it is getting snow or ice. ...
Sam the bear joined our party for our 282 miles through the garden of California. We saw lots of cows, plantations of olives, almonds, grapes growing for raisins (complete waste of grapes in Pauline's opinion) and strawberries the size of melons. All pictures taken from a speeding car so apologies for the pictorial content for today. We had a stop at a roadside Starbucks for coffee and free wifi ...
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Four measly miles. Bags feel so heavy but we survived. So very hot. Like an oven. Baked! Wee bit of shade from sparse pines. Had to follow dry creek bed to find water. Thank God, finally a little rivulet. Camped in area of previous forest fire, 30 years ago. So dry, no regeneration. Trying not to be discouraged, but feel a little out of our element.
... albeit a quick and cosy one... Hahahha... aaah, family holidays. :)
Sequoia, again like Yosemite, also has this amazing shuttle system that picks us up – for free!! - right at our campground and runs on a loop route to all the most popular sights and trailheads in the park. Not only did it do wonders for reminding me that I'm not, in fact, a tour bus driver but it also kept all (or at least most) of the lousy motorhome drivers off ...
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