Hiking, PCT 2015, Travels

Day 99: A Last Night in California

I have limited recollection of the trail from today. I remember a gentle climb in the morning with views across the valley, and some forested trail which gave ample opportunity for catching up on lost time. But the details of the trail are sketchy as I was absorbed in conversation for much of the day. It was wonderful to catch…

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Hiking, PCT 2015, Travels

Day 94: The Smoky Mountains?

Today was about flora and fauna given the lack of visibility and the absence of wide vistas. We disturbed a rattlesnake hiding in the rocks when we stopped for a break, and spent the rest of the morning on the alert for hissing. However we only saw a young spotted deer, accompanied by some older chaperones, gambolling in the woods…

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