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PCT Day 28 Desert Rain

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Pacific Crest Trail Desert Rain

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14th May 2015

Mileage 14.4

Bushcamp (464.2) to Casa de Luna (478.6)

Pacific Crest Trail Desert Rain

I spied high Sirus clouds yesterday. Normally they forecast bad weather, well today I was right. I stuck my head outside my tent in the early morning. I saw the low clouds start to descend over the mountains. As the morning continued the clouds became darker.

By 10am I found a wonderful surprise of chairs, soft drinks, and various other outlandish decorations in the middle of nowhere. Tink and Robsteady also indulged in the oasis. 

Two hours later it was raining. At first it just started as a tease. Should I put on my rain gear, I thought. Minutes later I had my rain pants and rain top on. Heavy Pacific Crest Trail Desert Rain was falling. It was also cold, but luckily not windy. I was wearing every layer I had.

Thirty minutes after the rain started I made it to a highway with a promise of a place to stay. Local trail Angels, the Andersons, host weary hikers. Several of us were congregated under a shelter when Terri Anderson arrived. She have us a lift to her house.

There were a couple of other hikers there. A beer was offered, then another, then burgers were cooked, then the cold damp weather hit me. I was cold and needed to warm up. I went to the expansive back yard to pitch my tent and get in my sleeping bag to warm up. I woke up 2 hours later.

What happens at the Andersons stays at …Thank you to the Andersons, your hospitality and treatment of hikers is nothing short of legendary.

Pacific Crest Trail Desert Rain
not long till the rain arrives
Pacific Crest Trail Desert Rain
Pacific Crest Trail Desert Rain
trail magic at the andersons oasis
Pacific Crest Trail Desert Rain
Pacific Crest Trail Desert Rain
tink sporting the latest in hikertrash fashion
Pacific Crest Trail Desert Rain
wearing every layer of clothing i own

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Brad is an Australian who has completed the hiking Triple Crown after he hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail. He has hiked on every continent (except Antarctica) and has cycled from Alaska to Ecuador. He is an expert on outdoor gear currently living in Chile.

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7 thoughts on “PCT Day 28 Desert Rain”

  1. I have been following your journal and just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate it! You have a great eye for photos and a wonderful appreciation for the plants and wildlife. You also seem to have a superb positive attitude! Keep up the good work and hopefully that knee shapes up.

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    • Thanks Ryan. I’ll try and keep the positive attitude but that might be subject to my knee staying positive too!

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