Bearcant's 2005 Pacific Crest Trail Misadventure
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Southern California
Starting: Section B2 - Mile 116
Ending:  Section B4 - Thule Canyon

Woke up feeling good & planning to do a 20-mile day. Checking the map I saw there was a 17-mile waterless stretch. This combined with hot temperatures & 2000 feet of elevation change would make for a long day.

Made it to Chihuahua Valley road by noon & was surprised to find a nice water cache. There were 4 utility trucks parked by the side of the road, engines running, AC blasting, drivers all eating lunch. They stared at me the way an astronaut would stare at a crewmember outside the space station without a spacesuit.

Climbed Combs peak a little later & marveled at the incredible vista: snow capped San Gorgonio & San Jacinto peaks, dry Santa Rosa, the Anza-Borrego desert, & even the Salton Sea.

Made it to Thule Canyon road by dusk & camped down by the spring…


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5:32:06 AM
Mile: 116

8:01:52 AM
Mile: 124

9:20:50 AM
Mile: 128

9:29:59 AM
Mile: 128

12:44:16 PM
Mile: 130
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