Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Day 101 to 102 - Deadfall Lake and Gumboot Lake

August 4-5
Day 101 to 102
Miles:  20+24
Total Miles:  1556

On August 4th Jubel, Action Pack and I camped at Gumboot lake just a half mile off trail.  We briefly met another group of campers at the lake on a "vision quest."  Unfortunately, none of the vision questers invited us to join them at their delicious smelling meal.  None the less, we took advantage of the cool waters of the lake and took a swim to wash away the dust and grime - I washed my hair with Dr. Bronner's bio-degradable soap.  A deer seemed keenly interested in our tent site and we had to shoo it away several times.

During following morning we experienced one of the first days of rain since hiking out of Campo.  The rain was light and brief but the clouds in the atmosphere made for a cool morning hike...refreshing.  We stopped for lunch at Deadfall Lake and managed to eek out 24 miles - far less than the 30 miles we had planned for the day.  A late start and pretty lakes spoiled our plan.  We finished the day camped up on a  beautiful ridge watching the sun setting and talking about life and what brought us to the trail.

Action Pack in front of Shasta


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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!