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Thursday, April 27, 2006
Destination: Pioneer Mail
Today’s Miles: 9.30
Trip Miles: 52.30
9.3 Miles
Mt. Laguna (5980) to Pioneer Mail (5260)
1191 Assent 1781 Decent
Another magical day. We left Mt. Laguna at noon in a complete cloud with very limited visibility. I was surprised to wake up to a very sore right knee and instep. The instep loosened up but the knee was hurting pretty good by Pioneer Mail. I was glad we were stopping after only a few hours of hiking. Looks like I may have over done it yesterday. Oh well, I have a couple of days to recover. We had a plan to get a ride from Pioneer Mail on Friday morning, but 5 minutes after arriving Brad (class of 02) dropped in and offered us a ride and a soda. How could we refuse?
We ran into our first mountain bikers on the trail today. They claimed they did not see the signs which is highly improbable, but they were cordial and agreed to depart the PCT after some polite conversation. And they did, as we came to a road immediately, they got off the trail.
Back in Morena now and another meal courtesy of mom and dad. The camp ground is filling up rapidly and the festivities are beginning—Welcome to the Annual Day Zero, Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off Party (ADZPCTKO). The ADZPCTKO is an informal gathering of hikers and supporters but the party is getting so big that out of necessity it has some formal feel to it. For example, when we got in we were “informed” that we needed to register. It is funny and I guess natural how things go from simple to complicated; the inverse of ent
Destination: Pioneer Mail
Today’s Miles: 9.30
Trip Miles: 52.30
9.3 Miles
Mt. Laguna (5980) to Pioneer Mail (5260)
1191 Assent 1781 Decent
Another magical day. We left Mt. Laguna at noon in a complete cloud with very limited visibility. I was surprised to wake up to a very sore right knee and instep. The instep loosened up but the knee was hurting pretty good by Pioneer Mail. I was glad we were stopping after only a few hours of hiking. Looks like I may have over done it yesterday. Oh well, I have a couple of days to recover. We had a plan to get a ride from Pioneer Mail on Friday morning, but 5 minutes after arriving Brad (class of 02) dropped in and offered us a ride and a soda. How could we refuse?
We ran into our first mountain bikers on the trail today. They claimed they did not see the signs which is highly improbable, but they were cordial and agreed to depart the PCT after some polite conversation. And they did, as we came to a road immediately, they got off the trail.
Back in Morena now and another meal courtesy of mom and dad. The camp ground is filling up rapidly and the festivities are beginning—Welcome to the Annual Day Zero, Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off Party (ADZPCTKO). The ADZPCTKO is an informal gathering of hikers and supporters but the party is getting so big that out of necessity it has some formal feel to it. For example, when we got in we were “informed” that we needed to register. It is funny and I guess natural how things go from simple to complicated; the inverse of entropy
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