Bearcant's 2005 Pacific Crest Trail Misadventure
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Central California
Starting: Section H4 - Bishop, CA
Ending:  Section H5 - Rae Lakes

HUGE breakfast at Jack's then the three of us (Pete, Jason, and I) headed to the outskirts of town to hitch back to the trail. Picked up some cardboard behind the grocery store to make hitching signs. They made boring signs "Independence" and "PCT Thru-Hiker". I wanted to have more fun and seeing how it was a Sunday morning started writing a sign declaring "WWJD?" (What Would Jesus Do) and hoped to shame the faithful into picking up an atheist.

Got an awesome ride before finishing the sign. Corky, driving a huge 4x4 & pulling a large boat, drove us not only the 40 miles back to Independence, but also an additional 15 up the windy road to the Onion Valley Trailhead.

Glen Pass was a cakewalk, relatively speaking. There was snow covering the ends of the switchbacks, but you could follow the trail on the ascent. Top of the pass was snow free. The descent had lots of snow, but it was a much easier descent then Forester. I did do a lot of post holing and sharp rocks hidden under the snow did an excellent job of shaving the skin off my shins.

Excellent fishing at Rae Lakes where we camped for the night. While I had a fish every cast, nothing was over 7 inches. You could see larger fish on the bottom but they were not interested.

Tomorrow, Pinchot & Mather passes...


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