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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…

Day 115: Rattlesnake & Baby Deer

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14. August    Deadfall Lake (1542.4) to Hwy 3 Campground (1566.3)    23.9 miles    It was not an easy decision for me. Hiking on my own had it's downsides as well as hiking with someone else.  One of the things…

Day 114: Castle Crags Wilderness

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13. August    Mountain Camp (1520.6) to Deadfall Lake (1542.4)    21.8 miles    We were cowboy camping last night. It has been too late and the campsite wasn't big enough for pitching all tents.  So I was lying…

Day 113: Leadership

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12. August    Interstate 5 (1505.6) to Mountain Camp (1520.6)    15 miles    I woke up on a Couch in a very nice house where Liftoff's cousin lived. The house belonged to a young couple Erin and Jenn. They have…