Bearcant's 2005 Pacific Crest Trail Misadventure
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Central California
Starting: Section I5 - Benson Pass
Ending:  Section I8 - Wilmer Lake

The climbs today were tough. It didn't help that the temperature was in the upper 80's.

Hot, dusty & tired, we crested the toughest climb at noon to find liquid nirvana: a cold, clear, & deep alpine lake. Wordlessly we hurried to the rocks at the far side, threw down our packs, kicked off our shoes, & jumped in. Cold, but not the heart-stopping cold of fresh snow melt, the water felt delicious.

We ate a leisurely lunch on the rocks before continuing on to our destination for the day:Wilmer Lake, where I caught the biggest fish of the trip, a 14-inch rainbow near the inlet.

Wow. You could cut the clouds of mosquitoes outside my bivy with a knife...


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Mile: 972

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Mile: 993

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