Day 103: So Many Lakes

July 29, 2017

Total daily miles: 25.5 miles

Total PCT miles: 1549.3

Start: Brahma Lake (mile 1930.7)

End: Sisters Mirror Lake (mile 1956.2)

Total elevation gain/loss: 2899/2572.2 ft

The trail this morning was filled with lots of lakes and ponds.  Everywhere we looked it seemed like there was water (and bugs).  I found the abundance of water to be surprising because most were not indicated on the water report, Guthooks, or my map.


Early morning as we passed by the outlet for Brahma Lake.



So many lakes!

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Day 94: And Then The Murders Began.

July 20, 2017

Total daily miles: 25.9 miles (25.4 PCT + 0.5 side trail from camp)

Total PCT miles: 1397.6

Start: Squaw Lake (mile 1779)

End: mile 1804.5

Total elevation gain/loss: 3514.1/2923.9 ft

A while back we were listening to Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and they asked the guests what one sentence, if inserted as the second line of a book, would improve any book. The answer: “And then the murders began.” That pretty much sums up our day. I’m afraid that I graduated to serial killer status today. The number of mosquitoes that I killed was beyond counting. If charged, I’ll claim self-defense. I pretty much did fear for my life… or at least my sanity. In short, the bugs were horrific today.

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