Bearcant's 2005 Pacific Crest Trail Misadventure
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Central California
Starting: Section I8 - Wilmer Lake
Ending:  Section I10 - Sierra Crest

Waiting... waiting... we saw a storm front forming during the climb up the 10,880 foot ridge before Sonora Pass. We sat & had a snack at the (very exposed!) closed jeep road counting the seconds between lightning flashes and thunder. The wind shifted 180 degrees without warning & the receding storm suddenly turned directly at us.

We ran for the last stand of trees below timberline & sat up our shelters. Handling aluminum tent poles at elevation during a thunderstorm- not the brightest decision.

We are now waiting to see if it blows over or strengthens. If it starts to weaken in the next 45 minutes, Cookie Monster & I are going to make a run for the ridge.

In other news, I passed the 1,000 mile mark today. Only 1,600 left to go...


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6:04:53 AM
Mile: 993

8:34:51 AM
Mile: 997

10:19:02 AM
Mile: 1000

10:43:40 AM
Mile: 1001

11:30:05 AM
Mile: 1003

3:56:40 PM
Mile: 1010

4:35:43 PM
Mile: 1011

6:12:40 PM
Mile: 1014

6:41:26 PM
Mile: 1015

6:41:48 PM
Mile: 1015

6:43:02 PM
Mile: 1015

6:45:09 PM
Mile: 1015

6:54:46 PM
Mile: 1015

7:02:21 PM
Mile: 1016

7:16:10 PM
Mile: 1016

7:20:17 PM
Mile: 1016

7:21:02 PM
Mile: 1016

7:22:48 PM
Mile: 1016

7:26:19 PM
Mile: 1016
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