Wednesday, July 30, 2008

For the Seniors!

For those if you who attended the college trip last year, you might
remember a short detour off I-5 to find the PCT. A little more than a
year later, we have made it back to that spot. Steve was excited.

The proof is in the picture, which was taken just for you.

Also, we want to say a big thank you to Larry and Jane for inviting us
to stay in their home even though they are not here; and their friends
Bill and Ronelle, who picked us up and will drop us off at the trail.

And FYI, UPS customer service is horrendous. A big shout out to Tony
and Laura for dealing with them all day!

Brief Overview of our 90 Miles

Basically, this section was a little harder than we expected - lots of
up and down. We sweat a lot.

Saturday

We left Burney Falls State Park around 4:30 and didn't make it as far
as Steve wanted. We tried cowboy camping again, but ended up having
Mosquitos swarm around our heads, a giant spider crawl onto our tarp
(Steve could hear his steps and that's how we knew he was there), and
heard footsteps in the trees at night. Neither of us slept well.

Sunday

Steve wanted to try to hike 30 miles. We made it 24. Hung out with
Miss Potatohead throughout the day.

Monday

A marathon of a day. Literally. 26.2 miles. Had a snack at deer creek
and saw a deer. Had lunch at butcherknife creek - didn't see any
butcherknives.

Tuesday

Only 22 miles to Mt. Shasta. Went down, then up, then back down.

Find the mountain! We took this picture of Mt. Shasta from the ridge.
We didn't even know it was there for 10 minutes because of the smoke.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Good thing it's not a scratch'n sniff picture!

We're 10 miles from I-5, at which point we'll have gone 90 miles in 4
days.

Maybe we'll have some updates for you, but we've got a lot to do in
the next 24 hours cuz we're getting back on the trail tomorrow.

Even if we did write more, there's not much to say. All we've done is
hike and pop Advil.