Bearcant's 2005 Pacific Crest Trail Misadventure
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Central California
Starting: Section H5 - Rae Lakes
Ending:  Section H6 - Lake Marjorie

I am worn out. Exhausted. Pinchot Pass, while lacking the terror factor of Forester, was grueling. We lost the trail under snow somewhere before Twin Lakes. It took us almost 5.5 hours to go 7 miles. Post-hole city. At one point, we actually preferred to walk straight up a bone-chilling snow melt stream rather then continue to sink into the soft snow.

Got to the first dry, flat spot for miles near Marjorie Lake as the sun went down. I am continually surprised how quickly the temperature drops in the evening. Ate a quick dinner from the warmth of my sleeping bag followed by double hot chocolates.

Oh yeah, happy 4th of July. If I had my druthers, I would still prefer today's grueling hike to fireworks & apple pie. Although a cold beer would have been nice...


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Mile: 795

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Mile: 797

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Mile: 800

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Mile: 802

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Mile: 803

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Mile: 804

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Mile: 813

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Mile: 814

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Mile: 815
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