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... Oregon, stories about the airforce , and stories about hitchhiking and old communes.
Then there was Green Flash. A guy in his mid 30s who upon completion of the PCT will have earned the long distance hiking triple crown. He graduated from oregon's out door leadership program and has some funny stories about working at a jaguar refugee in south America. Red Bass a fisherman from the San Diego area and Mr. White both in there mid 30s joined us as well. And then there was ...
... brush my teeth, but my stuff is in my bear canister and I don't want to go out and get it. Last night I picked my teeth clean with a cable tie. I'm doing that again tonight. Tomorrow I'll enjoy a toilet, a shower, hopefully a bath and a frightening look in a mirror. Weirder by the day.
Guitar Lake to Outpost Camp
2.7 miles to trail junction, 1.9 to summit (14,495 ft)
Trail crest is at 13,600 feet
Miles from trail crest to Outpost Camp 5.1
... so we started down. It's a stark, goat trail with a unnerving drop on on the "down" side of Forester. Some were battling with a known fear of heights. I decided not to see if heights were an issue for me and to look at the next step instead of the drop off and happily trotted down the mountain...almost a different person than the one who labored up.
Down in the valley below are several lakes and sweeping views to Forever and way off on the horizon somewhere ...
... be the last clean socks...from that point on "dry" was the operative word...clean was a thing of the past) and I heeded the call of nature with the geographical respect of all my new best friends.
At that point "we" decided that we would push on for an additional few miles beyond our previous plan in order to leave less to conquer on Day 2, which was promising to be even more brutal in altitude climb and miles covered than Day 1. (I kept ...
Forget redwoods, sequoias rule! The other guys can grow taller, but sequoias are the largest trees in the world by volume of wood. The base can have a diameter up to 40 ft. ( 22 ft. for redwooods). They are also better looking. I was truly walking among giants. Kings Canyon Nat. Park is home to the General Grant sequoia, 3rd largest tree in the world. It has been the nation's Christmas tree since ...
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