Day 127: Leaving a hiker's paradise

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26. August    Callahan's Lodge (1716.1) to Spring Camp (1728.0)    11.9 miles    I woke up after a very comfortable night. I was sleeping on clouds. After a fantastic breakfast consisting of fresh fruits, hash browns and scrambled eggs…

Day 126: Callahan's Lodge

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25. August    Scary Camp (1710.0) to Callahan's Lodge (1716.1)    I woke up to some female voices. Were some wiches dancing around the monument? I sat up in my tent and checked the surroundings. Couldn't see anyone. A dream?  Suddenly some…

Day 125: Welcome to Oregon!

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24. August    Ridge Camp (1691.1) to Scary Camp (1710.0)    18.9 miles    Soup and I planned on camping together last night but somehow he had missed the campsite. I stayed and set up Camp alone. Later I was joined by Aviator. She took…

Day 124: Goodbye California!

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23. August    Camp near Bear Spring (1673.7) to Ridge Camp (1691.1)    Soup and I were both not in a hurry this morning. I missread the maps and predigted a 13 miles waterless stretch for today. Later I found out that there was a lot of…

Day 123: An easy day

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22. August    Seiad Valley (1653.7) to Camp near Spring (1673.7)    5.5 miles of hiking    After a relaxed morning at the RV Park and breakfast at the Café I went to the post office to send my bounce box ahead.    After Seiad Valley…

Day 122: Seiad Valley

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21. August    Creek Camp (1647.6) to Seiad Valley (1662.1)    14.5 miles    In the middle of the night Sherlock joined our crowded campsite. I have been seeing him since weeks.  I was one of the last taking off to Seiad Valley.  The…

Day 121: The Deet Desaster

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20. August    Marble Mountain Camp (1631.9) to Creek Camp (1647.6)    15.7 miles    After a quiet and peaceful night (Thank you, deer) I packed up my stuff and discovered the Deet desaster. For some reason my small Deet Flacon which I…

Day 120: Aching feet

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19. August    Cub Bear Spring (1613.9) to Marble Mountain Camp (1631.9)    17 miles    I couldn't say Hello to Soup because he was still in his tent. But I could hear his alarm, it was 8. Sympathypoint for him.    To start hiking was…

Day 119: Marble Mountains

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18. August    Sawyer Bay Road (1606.5) to Cub Bear Spring (1613.9)    7.4 miles    Check out at the Etna Motel was at eleven. I managed to enjoy every minute I had payed for.  Yesterday I went to sleep very late. I watched a German documentation…

Day 118: The town of Etna

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17. August    0 miles    I needed rest. Did I have it? Maybe a little... Most day I was busy running to the supermarkets and to the post office to send two boxes ahead to Oregon.  One goes to Callahan's Lodge which will…

Day 117: Russian Wilderness

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16. August    Mountain Camp (1587.5) to Sawyer Bay Road (1606.5)    19 miles    Waking up in my tent everything was stiff. I didn't want to go. At least not that early. I said goodbye to Liftoff and Prince and turned…

Day 116: Trinity Alps Wilderness

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15. August    Hwy 3 Campground (1566.3) to Mountain Camp (1587.5)    21.2 miles    I tried to sleep in but my tentsite was slightly angled and sleep didn't come easy.  Liftoff and Prince took off early. I stayed…