Day 93: Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more…

July 27th
Today’s mileage: 16
My total mileage: 1244
PCT mile 1425
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Fancy needed to hit the Post Office again, so we returned and then managed a hitch back with two others (so five of us total). The individual who scooped us all up was very forthcoming in telling us that he made his living mostly from growing and shipping weed. When someone asked him how he manages to ship it, he declined to comment, saying he had his ‘trade secrets’. I think he was disappointed that there weren’t any smokers in the vehicle, as we declined his well-intending offer of free product.

I love this series of shots of the two of them. We’re standing on top of a dam. I’m not sure what Fancy is trying to fix. Howly looks so candid in this first shot, and so righteous and in command in the last.14 - Crossing the Dam - B&W

Getting groomed #1 - B&W

Getting groomed #2 - B&W

Getting groomed #3 - B&W

Preparing for War - Burney Exodus
Howly is here, looking in a mirror, pumping himself up, hehe.

Leaving Burney, headed back into the heat and lava rocks! Should be at Castella in 4 days….where the trail crosses I-5 to the west, woot! Shame we have a 200 mile circumvent of Shasta though, ugh.

 

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Hands down, the greatest trail magic cache so far. Unfortunately, it is only 1 mile out of Burney. Wish it was located in a more remote location!

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It was fun to find the signatures of friends who had passed by on previous days.image

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Even a solar-powered shower!
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3 thoughts on “Day 93: Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more…”

  1. Congrats on your progress! Beautiful photos. Lots of milkweed (the big fuzzy round seed heads and the long pointed pods). Let me know if you need anything as you move into Oregon and where it might work out to meet up with you. I may have a trip down to the south coast soon.

  2. Is there any plausible explanation why we – the trail – couldnt just go north on the right side of shasta 🙂 thats not at all KISS, lol

    1. Come, come. You certainly know by now that the trail was designed by a sadist. I believe the German word most appropriate here is schadenfreude. 🙂 Must I remind you of San Jacinto? That decent was the first time where they really tipped their hand, hehe.

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