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Destination: Ridge between Spanish Needle & Lamont Peak
Starting Location: Walker Pass Trailhead Camp
Today’s Miles: 21.80
Trip Miles: 673.50
Walker Pass Trail Camp (651.4, 5100) to Ridge between Spanish Needle Group & Lamont Peak (673.2, 6800) ascent (5197) descent (3615)
After thinking our water worries were over Sugar Daddy & I discovered why we needed Lucky Liz, Cadence & Weed. We totally screwed up and missed a critical water stop. We talked ourselves into believing that our altimeters were off due to the clouds & that the creek we passed could not be the water because it was too soon given our pace. It was & now we suffer. Dirty bird & Numskull took pity on us and gave us each a half liter. That combined with the liter we had left will get us to the next spring in the a.m. but how stupid. We walked by a flowing spring & did not get water. Oh well. Being thirsty is an interesting experience & certainly develops appreciation for simple things.
I missed Weed a lot today. He is finished with this section of trail & only has 50 miles of the PCT left down by Palms to Pines. By the time you read this he will have completed his contiguous, never slack packed, hike of the entire PCT. Congratulations Weed!
In camp last night some teasing was going on & once again I realized it often times cuts too deep & hurts people’s feelings. In this case I was likely the giver and the receiver & found I did not like it. Sugar Daddy & I discussed it today and I was reminded that to have a laugh at another’s expense is hurtful and should be avoided. I am going to work on this & hopefully I will get back what I put out (i.e. more positive).
Destination: Ridge between Spanish Needle & Lamont Peak
Starting Location: Walker Pass Trailhead Camp
Today’s Miles: 21.80
Trip Miles: 673.50
Walker Pass Trail Camp (651.4, 5100) to Ridge between Spanish Needle Group & Lamont Peak (673.2, 6800) ascent (5197) descent (3615)
After thinking our water worries were over Sugar Daddy & I discovered why we needed Lucky Liz, Cadence & Weed. We totally screwed up and missed a critical water stop. We talked ourselves into believing that our altimeters were off due to the clouds & that the creek we passed could not be the water because it was too soon given our pace. It was & now we suffer. Dirty bird & Numskull took pity on us and gave us each a half liter. That combined with the liter we had left will get us to the next spring in the a.m. but how stupid. We walked by a flowing spring & did not get water. Oh well. Being thirsty is an interesting experience & certainly develops appreciation for simple things.
I missed Weed a lot today. He is finished with this section of trail & only has 50 miles of the PCT left down by Palms to Pines. By the time you read this he will have completed his contiguous, never slack packed, hike of the entire PCT. Congratulations Weed!
In camp last night some teasing was going on & once again I realized it often times cuts too deep & hurts people’s feelings. In this case I was likely the giver and the receiver & found I did not like it. Sugar Daddy & I discussed it today and I was reminded that to have a laugh at another’s expense is hurtful and should be avoided. I am going to work on this & hopefully I will get back what I put out (i.e. more positive).
Destination: Ridge between Spanish Needle & Lamont Peak
Starting Location: Walker Pass Trailhead Camp
Today’s Miles: 21.80
Trip Miles: 673.50
Walker Pass Trail Camp (651.4, 5100) to Ridge between Spanish Needle Group & Lamont Peak (673.2, 6800) ascent (5197) descent (3615)
After thinking our water worries were over Sugar Daddy & I discovered why we needed Lucky Liz, Cadence & Weed. We totally screwed up and missed a critical water stop. We talked ourselves into believing that our altimeters were off due to the clouds & that the creek we passed could not be the water because it was too soon given our pace. It was & now we suffer. Dirty bird & Numskull took pity on us and gave us each a half liter. That combined with the liter we had left will get us to the next spring in the a.m. but how stupid. We walked by a flowing spring & did not get water. Oh well. Being thirsty is an interesting experience & certainly develops appreciation for simple things.
I missed Weed a lot today. He is finished with this section of trail & only has 50 miles of the PCT left down by Palms to Pines. By the time you read this he will have completed his contiguous, never slack packed, hike of the entire PCT. Congratulations Weed!
In camp last night some teasing was going on & once again I realized it often times cuts too deep & hurts people’s feelings. In this case I was likely the giver and the receiver & found I did not like it. Sugar Daddy & I discussed it today and I was reminded that to have a laugh at another’s expense is hurtful and should be avoided. I am going to work on this & hopefully I will get back what I put out (i.e. more positive).
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