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Day 104 The Wonders of Night Hiking

  30th July 2015 Mileage 25.5 Etna (1606.4) to Caves Camp (1631.9) Several days of rest and recreation had made me soft. Despite being very motivated to be back in trail my body was questioning why...

Day 101-103 A rest for my Birthday 

  27th - 29th July 2015 Mileage 0 Ashland In the morning I bid farewell to one of my favourite hiking companions, Teflon. She is heading back on the long brown line towards Canada. Myself and Mr &a...
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PCT Day 100 Chill and Karma

  26th July 2015 Mileage 5.7 Paynes Lake (1600.7) to Etna (1606.4) Day 100, yay for me, 1606.4 miles. I must have good Karma, I thought to myself as I finished hiking just under 6 miles to the trai...
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PCT Day 99 Loving Northern California

  24th July 2014 Mileage 25.6 (41.2km) Ridgetop camp (1575) to Paynes Lake (1600.6) Jangle, jangle jangle went the cowbells attached to the nearby bovines. The sounds lasted all night. Line upon li...
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PCT Day 98 Trinity Alps Wilderness 

  23rd July 2015 Mileage 25 (40km) Bushcamp (1550) to Ridgecamp (1575) I woke in the early hours of the morning from the cold and was unable to get back to sleep. Should I eat something to get my m...
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PCT Day 97 One of the best days yet

  22nd July 2015 Mileage 23.7 Bushcamp (1526.3) to Bushcamp (1550) The air smelt fresh as it does after a thunderstorm. Strawberry and cream oats were consumed with a hot coffee, as I have done for...
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PCT Day 96 Tropic Thunder

  21st July 2015 Mileage 19.8 Castle Crags Campground (1506.5) to (1526.3) I was the first hiker to leave Castle Crags Campground in the morning. Last night had left some people unable or unwilling...
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PCT Day 95 The Castle Crags Vortex

  the mileage might be wrong but we are getting closer to canada 20th July 2015 Mileage 0 Castle Crags Campground (1506.5)  The plan was to hit the trail late in the afternoon when we were wel...
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PCT Day 94 Exhaustion sets in

  19th July 2015 Mileage 23.8 Bushcamp (1482.7) to Castle Crags Campground (1506.5) My eyelids were heavy and didn't want to respond to the call of the morning. My body was likewise, an unwilling p...
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PCT Day 93 Stunning Views

  Mt Shasta 18th July 2015 Mileage 30.5 Moosehead Creek (1452.2) to Bushcamp (1482.7) Everyday for the last 93 days I have found myself a little further north than the day before. Everyday except t...

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