DAY 81: the Milky Way and Guns

July 15th
Today’s mileage: 27
My total mileage: 1051
PCT mile: 1230
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Long day. My friends are ruthless!
I can’t believe how much the trail has changed now. Hardly any bugs, it’s such a stark contrast to before.¬†Also saw a 1-ft rattlesnake, that didn’t even have a rattle yet.

We later learned that this stretch with the bullet-riddled sign is where our Montreal friend, Switchfoot, was shot at by some rednecks. He stayed behind the tree and called 911. Emergency personnel said it was a legal place to shoot and was probably just accidental, but he felt strongly otherwise, as he said bullets were striking a mere meter away from his location. Sucks. :/
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4 thoughts on “DAY 81: the Milky Way and Guns”

  1. Just wanted to say how nice it was to meet you at Sorracco’s, Sierra City. It was a wild and crazy night and I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.

    Happy trails to you!

    1. Hi Mary, Sorry for such a late response! I just wanted to express my gratitude at your hospitality and the warmth of everyone at Sorracco’s. I only wish I had taken a photo of everyone on the front porch. (And Skyline’s American flag shorts.) Hope everyone is staying warm down there. All the best!

  2. If you don’t list the mileage or at least a description, it doesn’t count as a post. C’mon, slacker!

  3. Hi, Tim: I’m glad you are back on the trail. My cousin and I experienced a little of the trials that you have had. we hiked from Echo Lake to Aloha Lake and had about an hour of rain, hail and lightning. We cancelled our hike from Sonora Pass south on the PCT due to cold, rain and lightning. The news later that day said they had snow at Sonora Pass. Although I didn’t get as much hiking as I would have liked, I think we made the right decision that day. Hope the rest of your hike goes well with no lightning, no mosquitoes and only friendly bears. Uncle Bob

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