Saturday, May 19, 2012

Day 20 - Burned Forest

May 14, 2012
Day 20
Miles:  19
Total Miles:  285

Ten people riding to the trail - with gear!

Got a late start today after the ride from the hostel was running late.  We managed to fit 9 people + the driver into the station wagon that served as the ride to/from the trail!  I started walking at about 10:30 AM and punched out nineteen miles to get to the camp site ("something" Trail Camp).

The area I hiked through was burned from a recent fire that left miles and miles of land scarred and blackened.  The views were still stunning and there was plenty of evidence of life coming back as the wild flowers were blooming! 

At the hostel I met the Three Gay Caballieros - a trio of gay guys hiking the trail together.  They made it up to the same camp site that night along with Desert Fox and a few other hikers and we all spread out and found quiet spots to settle down. 

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Wild Flowers blooming beneath burned trees


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PCT Northern Terminus

PCT Northern Terminus
On September 30, 2012 I reached the Northern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. Thanks to everybody who supported and followed my journey. It was a life-changing experience!